10. Pandemic Influenza
a. When a pandemic influenza (PI) is identified within the United States the
Emergency Management Team will convene in order to prepare for the
implementation of the RHIT Pandemic Influenza Response Plan. Refer to
- Key functional departments have established plans that will be vital for the continuity of business for our Institute. These key functions include: Business and Finance, Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Human Resources, Administrative Services, and Facilities Operations.
- Essential personnel who have been identified by name, title or position, will be required to report to work at RHIT in order to maintain support services.
- RHIT will receive its directions from local, state and/or federal government agencies as to the severity and precise locations of the outbreak of the PI. It is anticipated the decision to cease operations at the Institute will come directly from the Vigo County Health Department, at which time RHIT may have to suspend classes and work activity.
- Many decisions on how the campus will continue to operate once the Institute has suspended classes and work activity will be determined by the President and the Chief Administrative Officer. Some of the items that will need to be considered are: payroll continuance, grading distribution, research activities, vivarium activities, tuition refunds, campus residency, sick pay, vacation, and many others.