5.The Seattle Public Schools assumes the following responsibilities:a.Develop capabilities to implement non-medical measures to decrease the spread of disease throughout the school community as guided by the epidemiology of the pandemic and the LHO. b.Develop and implement pandemic preparedness activities and a business continuity plan aimed at maintaining the provision of educational services and limiting the spread of disease throughout the duration of a pandemic. c.Communicate with and educate the school community about approved public health practices and what each person can do to prepare or respond to minimize health risks.d.Develop and implement educational support plans for students whoare isolated or quarantined and coordinate these plans with the social support plans developed by the PHSKC and the EOC.e.Develop and implement support plans for Teen Health Clinics designated to be used as “immunization clinics” or “flu clinics” to triage/evaluate and/or treat influenza patients not requiring hospital care.Safety & Security Department: Version 3 Page 8 of 19April 2006
6.Each Seattle Public School assumes the following responsibilities:f.Develop a response plan that will:Identify chain of command in case of illness with a minimum of 2 back ups. Review and best practices for respiratory hygiene and universal precautions. Train all school staff, volunteers and students. Identify and procure needed resources. Review procedures for sending ill individuals home and make adjustments if necessary.Report the number of staff and students daily absent with pandemic flu to the PHSKC and Incident Commander.Document actions taken.Update staff and provide information on extent of infection atschool site and potential changes that might take place at school.g.Develop a recovery plan that provides for education support and emotional support for staff and students. If there is loss of life, implement procedures located in the Quick Reference Guide. B.Direction and Control1.PHSKC and all response partners will operate under the Incident Command System throughout the duration of the pandemic response as outlined in the SPSEMP.2.PHSKC may activate the Public Health Emergency Operations Center (PHEOC) to coordinate the county-wide public health and medical response during a pandemic. 3.The City of Seattle and SPS may activate their EOCs during a pandemic to coordinate consequence response.4.During Pandemic Phases 1, 2 and 3 where King County is not directly affected, PHSKC will lead countywide preparedness and education efforts for pandemic response.5.During Pandemic Phases 4, 5 and 6 PHSKC will communicate with health system partners through the Health Care Coalition to coordinateand manage health care system resources and information.
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- Fall '19
- Pandemic, pandemic influenza