Interim Policy on Pandemic Threat Planning
Pandemic Defined: A pandemic is a disease outbreak occurring over a wide geographic area and affecting an exceptionally high proportion of the population.
Preventive Planning: A task force of University officials and specialists in Infectious Disease, public health, and emergency preparedness has designed an Interim Policy for faculty, students and staff related to pandemics. Due to the changing nature of disease outbreaks, this Interim Policy may be revised based on the latest health guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). While the University leadership will inform the community of any substantive changes to the Interim Policy, we strongly encourage everyone to visit the UAS Alert page www.uas.alaska.edu because it is the place we’ve consistently told the community we will communicate information in an incident.