Pandemic Planning

Siena College Communications regarding Swine Flu (H1N1):

 


 

Important Announcement for Siena Community:
 

11/10/2009: Update to Siena Community from Carrie Hogan, Director of Health Services 

10/30/2009: Update to Siena Community from Carrie Hogan, Director of Health Services

10/26/2009 - Update on Flu Information at Siena from Carrie Hogan, Director of Health Services

10/14/2009 - H1N1 Update to College Community from Carrie Hogan, Director of Health Services 

9/24/2009 - H1N1 Update to College Community from Carrie Hogan, Director of Health Services

9/2/2009 - H1N1 Flu Information to Staff from Cynthia King-Leroy, Asst. Vice President for Human Resources

9/1/2009- H1N1 Flu Information to Students and Parents from Dr. Maryellen Gilroy, Vice President for Student Affairs

9/1/2009 - H1N1 Flu Information to Faculty from Dr. Linda Richardson, Vice President for Academic Affairs

8/31/2009 - H1N1 Information Sheet for Siena College Community

8/11/2009- H1N1 Student Letter from Carrie Hogan, Director, Siena College Health Services

8/11/2009H1N1 Parent Letter from Carrie Hogan, Director, Siena College Health Services

Spring 2009 Semester Notices:

5/1/2009Follow up email to Deans / Supervisors from Cynthia King-Leroy, Asst. V.P. for Human Resources.

4/30/2009Announcement to Students from Dr. Maryellen Gilroy, Vice President for Student Affairs

4/30/2009Announcement to Parents from Dr. Maryellen Gilroy, Vice President for Student Affairs

4/30/2009Announcement to Faculty from Dr. Linda Richardson, Vice President for Academic Affairs

4/30/2009Announcement to Staff from Paul Stec, V.P.of Finance/Administration and Cynthia King-Leroy, Asst. V.P. for Human Resources

4/27/2009 -Memo to Siena College Community regarding the Swine Flu (pdf)


Siena College Pandemic Influenza Response Planning and Information

5/8/09 H1N1 Swine Flu Update

Per the New York State Department of Health,  Siena College is monitoring H1N1 as it does for regular seasonal influenza..

5/07/09  H1N1 Swine Flu Update
The Emergency Response Team meeting scheduled for today was cancelled due to no change in WHO level of the H1N1 level or conditions locally.  The College is operating under normal conditions.  The Team will be called together again should the WHO raise the level of the H1N1 virus or conditions locally change.
 

5/04/09 H1N1 Swine Flu Update
Siena College’s Emergency Response Team last met on Monday May 4, 2009.  Since there were no new developments nor were there any further New York State Department of Health recommendations, the Vice President for Student Affairs, along with the Director of Health Services will continue to monitor this situation.  The Vice President asked members of the team to remain ready to assemble should the situation change at any time.  A meeting has been tentatively scheduled for Thursday May 7, 2009.  The meeting will be postponed if there is no change in the level or status of the H1N1 virus.

While the World Health Organization (WHO) has raised the level of pandemic awareness from a 4 to a 5, Siena College is operating under normal conditions. 

Siena College continues to monitor the situation and is following its Pandemic Influenza Response Plan and taking direction from the appropriate community agencies, including the New York State Department of Health and federal and local emergency agencies.  We are cooperating with county public health offices to comply with guidance and recommendations.  In the event of a change in the College operations, details will be e-mailed to students and faculty, as well as posted on the College’s Website. 

We are asking everyone in the College community (students, faculty, administrators and staff) to monitor this emergency information Web page for updates. 
 

While the World Health Organization (WHO) has raised the level of pandemic awareness from a 4 to a 5, Siena College is operating under normal conditions. 

Siena College continues to monitor the situation and is following its Pandemic Influenza Response Plan and taking direction from the appropriate community agencies, including the New York State Department of Health and federal and local emergency agencies.  We are cooperating with county public health offices to comply with guidance and recommendations.  In the event of a change in the College operations, details will be e-mailed to students and faculty, as well as posted on the College’s Website. 

We are asking everyone in the College community (students, faculty, administrators and staff) to monitor this emergency information Web page for updates. 
 

 


 

Siena College Pandemic Response Plan Siena College Pandemic Influenza Response Plan (.pdf)

Siena College has taken measures to prepare for a pandemic flu event.  This web presence will serve as a means of providing information and resources to the Siena College community, parents and other interested parties.

Planning efforts have been guided by the following principles:

  • To protect and support the health, safety and welfare of the students, faculty, administration and staff, as well as the assets and property of the college;
  • Maintain the commitment to fulfiling the college mission to provide teaching, research and service;
  • If any of the college operations must be suspended, interrupted, or affected, to recover from disruptions as quickly and responsibly as possible;
  • Establish benchmarks in advance of an event to signal college response or alternative actions;

Related Information and Pandemic Resource on the Web:

CDC H1N1 Information for Colleges / Universities 

World Health Organization (WHO)

Pandemic and Emergency Evacuation information for students and families at Siena 

Pandemic Flu Information

US Department of Health and Human Services

Center for Disease Control (CDC)

New York State Department of Health

Albany County, NY Department of Health

 

 

9/1/2009- H1N1 Flu Information to Students from Dr. Maryellen Gilroy, Vice President for Student Affairs

9/1/2009 - H1N1 Flu Information to Faculty from Dr. Linda Richardson, Vice President for Academic Affairs

 

Important Announcement for Siena Community:
10/14/2009

Siena College’s Health Services Department has identified the first case of the H1N1 virus on campus. A student who was evaluated and treated by the Health Services Department has been confirmed by positive culture results to have Influenza Type A, likely to be the H1N1 virus.  In keeping with the college policy, the student has been placed on medical leave. 

Siena College continues to monitor the situation and is following its Pandemic Influenza Response Plan and taking direction from the appropriate community agencies, including the New York State Department of Health and federal and local emergency agencies. We are cooperating with county public health offices to comply with guidance and recommendations.

The College is continuing its normal operations, but in the event of a change in the College operations, details will be e-mailed to students and faculty, as well as posted on this website.

We are asking everyone in the College community (students, faculty, administrators and staff) to monitor their email and this Web page for updates. Should the College receive direction from agencies to change College operations, we will notify all students and personnel through email and this page.

Also, please review the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control for good health habits, http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/habits.htm?s_cid+swineFlu_outbreak_003, and monitor your health for flu-like symptoms.

Remember to continue washing your hands and using hand sanitizers.  Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze and keep your hands away from your face.  Avoid close contact with ill persons.

Students: If you experience fever of 100 degrees or greater, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue, call Health Services at 518-783-2554. Also, prepare your own individual response plan in the event that you have to leave campus for medical reasons.

Faculty/Staff/Administrators: If you experience fever of 100 degrees or greater, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue, call your primary care physician, notify your supervisor and stay home.

Siena College’s top priority is to ensure the health and safety of our students, faculty, administrators and staff.