Administrative Procedure 166

PANDEMIC RESPONSE

Background

The Division, in cooperation with the provincial government and Alberta Health Services, supports efforts to minimize a pandemic and its disruption to the operational activities of the Division. The administrators and staff are expected to ensure the most effective and efficient use of resources for the maximum benefit and protection of students, staff and facilities.

Procedures

  1. In the event that Alberta Health Services identifies evidence of a significant influenza outbreak in the region, the Superintendent has the authority to make final decisions regarding crisis response, as guided by the Division Crisis Response Manual. When a state of emergency is declared by a Ministry of the Alberta Government, the particular ministry will have such authority.
     
  2. The Superintendent will communicate a standard set of response protocols in a Crisis Response Plan for dealing with a pandemic to ensure that members of administration and staffs are familiar with roles and processes in the event of an outbreak.
     
  3. In accordance with directives emanating from federal and provincial authorities and the consequent circumstances that may prevail, the Superintendent may temporarily suspend the Division’s current practices and operating guidelines.

Reference

Section 33,52,53,196,197,222 Education Act

Emergency Medical Aid Act

Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act

Health Information Act

Occupational Health and Safety Act

Public Health Act

Communicable Disease Regulation (AR 238/85)

 

Approved: August 21, 2018