B Decision Making Process The priorities of decisions may change as the

B decision making process the priorities of decisions

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B. Decision-Making Process The priorities of decisions may change as the situation evolves. 1. Issuance of Travel Advisories 2. Cancellation of Special Events 3. Cancellation of Classes 4. Initiation of Telecommuting 5. Suspension of Research 6. Cancellation of University Operations 7. Resumption of Normal Operations C. Decision-Making Timeline 1. Travel Advisories – Advisories regarding voluntary travel restrictions should coincide with federal, state, and/or local recommendations as the situation evolves (e.g. travel advisories should be issued to voluntarily restrict travel to affected regions). 2. Screening, Triage, Isolation – Screening, triage, and isolation should be implemented as deemed necessary by Health Center but should not continue past PVAMU Level 3 due to increased transmission and extensive resources needed to maintain these functions. Past experiences with SARS and other biological incidents have demonstrated quarantine to be ineffective. The implementation of mandatory quarantine has also been deemed too resource intensive for Prairie View A&M University to employ; therefore, voluntary quarantine should be considered as a containment measure. Isolation is recommended to be voluntary. Due to extensive legal constrains, only under extreme measures should mandatory isolation be implemented. Beyond the point to maintain screening, triage, and isolation, social distancing measures should be employed. 3. Resumption of Normal Operations should be predicated on the recommendations of federal, state, and/or local health authorities. Other factors for university resumption should be: 1. Decreased morbidity and/or mortality rate 2. Decreased rate/speed of disease spread 3. Other regional schools/school systems resuming operations 4. Transportation systems opening/increasing interstate travel 5. Availability of sufficient faculty and staff to support resumption of classes and research D. Lines of Succession
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The lines of succession for university officials will follow normal succession. VII. Concept of Operations A. General The basis of the University response is the preservation of health, safety, and the well-being of the campus community . It is paramount that the University tends to the campus community to foster a healthy environment during an influenza pandemic. Maintaining economic stability and feasibility is secondary to the health, safety, and the well-being of the campus community. Every action will be taken to minimize adverse health effects and minimize negative economic disruptions. All employees (essential and non-essential) may be tasked to perform other duties, essential duties, as a result of an influenza pandemic response. The basic order of operational priorities is: 1) Maintaining the health, safety and well-being of the campus community. 2) Maintaining business continuity to minimize negative economic disruptions.
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