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DAR Response Plan for Pandemic Disease Outbreak

DAR Response Plan for Pandemic Disease Outbreak

Onset of disease outbreak

  • Level 1: Human-to-human transmission reported somewhere globally (standard 15% absenteeism).
  • Level 2: Human-to-human transmission in North America (expect 25-40% absenteeism).
  • Level 3: Human-to-human transmission in Illinois or Illinois campus (expect >40% absenteeism); university closed.
  • Level 4: Confirmed community-wide pandemic. Ability to obtain outside assistance is limited.

DAR Response Plan for Pandemic Disease Outbreak (PDF)

 

DAR Management Team

Level 1

  • Review DAR Emergency Response Plans.
  • DAR Director acts as liaison with CEOC, UIPD, OVCRI, & OPA.
  • Initiate communication plan for research staff.

Level 2

  • Follow directives from OVCRI & CEOC.
  • Schedule physical assessment and respirator fit testing for essential personnel.
  • Prioritize and reduce non-essential animal census.
  • Verify list of essential personnel with CEOC to ensure access in event of university closure.

Level 3

  • Follow directives from OVCRI & CEOC.
  • Prioritize and reduce non-essential animal census based on available staff and supplies.
  • Distribute “call off” notices to non-essential personnel.
  • Initiate DAR Communication Plan for offsite contact.

Level 4

  • Follow actions for Level 3, items 1 & 2.
  • Continue DAR Communication Plan for offsite contact.

Animal Facilities

Level 1

  • Review Unit Emergency Response Plans with animal care staff.

Level 2

  • Order surplus supplies (feed, bedding, water, disposables, PPE, respirators). Target 8 wk duration.
  • Prepare storage locations for surplus supplies.
  • Consider purchase of equipment to respond to possible utility outages (walkie-talkies, flashlights, batteries, generators/fuel, fans, heaters).

Level 3

  • Operation of animal facilities dependent on adequate building utilities.
  • Animal care services dependent on available staff and supplies.
  • Prioritize and limit facility access.
  • Prioritize cleaning of secondary and support areas dependent on available staff and supplies.

Level 4

  • Operation of animal facilities dependent on adequate building utilities.
  • Animal care services dependent on available staff and supplies.
  • Restrict facility access to essential personnel.
  • Prioritize and suspend cleaning of secondary and support areas dependent on available staff and supplies.

Veterinary Care

Level 1

  • Review the DAR Emergency Response Plan with veterinary care staff.

Level 2

  • No change in clinical care services.
  • Prioritize components of Preventative Medicine and Health Surveillance programs.
  • Order surplus of clinical supplies and euthanasia materials. Target 8wk duration.

Level 3

  • Clinical care services dependent on available staff and support supplies.
  • Assignments of veterinary technicians directed by DAR veterinarians & based on caseload.
  • Suspend Preventative Medicine and Health Surveillance programs.

Level 4

  • Follow actions for Level 3.

Business Office

Level 1

  • Review the DAR Emergency Response Plan with office staff.

Level 2

  • Follow directives from OVCRI.
  • Prioritize animal orders.
  • Review cross-training for priority level activities.
  • Assess options for emergency cash funds.
  • Order surplus of disinfection supplies for office and support areas.

Level 3

  • Follow directives from OVCRI.
  • Suspend new animal orders.
  • Prepare for suspension of services.

Level 4

  • Services suspended.

IACUC Support

Level 1

  • No change.

Level 2

  • Follow directives based on IACUC disaster plan.

Level 3

  • Follow actions for Level 2.

Level 4

  • Follow actions for Level 2.

Training and Committee Commitments

Level 1

  • Continue.

Level 2

  • Transition to teleconference.

Level 3

  • Suspend.

Level 4

  • Suspend.

Travel

Level 1

  • Continue.

Level 2

  • Suspend.

Level 3

  • Suspend.

Level 4

  • Suspend.

 

Revised: March 2020