Pandemic Preparation & Education
In the event of an influenza pandemic, colleges and universities will play an integral role in protecting the health and safety of students, employees and their families. The University’s Crisis Management Team, in conjunction with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has developed several resources to assist both the institution and our community in planning in the event a flu pandemic is declared.
Preparation for an influenza pandemic should be happening now. It is important to recognize the magnitude of what can occur during a pandemic outbreak and what actions can be taken to help lessen the impact on you and your family. The University will offer a series of Flu Pandemic Educational Sessions and Flu Clinics during October and November. All members of the University community are expected to attend one of the seven educational sessions.
Information on the University's pandemic policy are available at UMass Lowell Pandemic Policy (pdf).
For more information regarding flu pandemic, visit www.flu.gov, a federal government website managed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
Find more information regarding UMass Lowell's flu preparedness plan for 2013 in this pdf.