H1N1 Virus Planning & Preparation
The University of Maine System (UMS) is working to maintain a healthy workplace and workforce.
Each UMS campus and university-related satellite office is affiliated with a recently activated emergency planning and preparation team (for convenience here, an “EPP.”) The System Office and campuses are meeting on a regular basis as events unfold.
Clear and accurate information is essential during the evolution of the current H1N1 Flu ("Swine Flu") outbreak.The EPP teams have contingency plans to ensure employee safety, effective communication, and the seamless continuation of essential services. EPP teams will direct department supervisors to establish plans for alternate work locations for employees and operations that are essential to continued operation.
Actions are being taken to make sure that employees are made aware of any new developments that might affect them or the operation of their office or department. Any decision to close a UMS building or campus will be made on a case-by-case basis in consultation with State public health officials.
| IMPORTANT ADVICE FOR EMPLOYEES
Exercise smart health protection practices by:
• washing your hands frequently
• coughing into your sleeve
• stay home should you or a family member start to experience
For additional information, please visit one or more of the following links
UMS information by location:
- HINI Flu & You brochure (from Flu.gov)
Pandemic flu planning checklist for individuals and families (from Flu.gov)
Q&A on H1N1 & You (From U.S. CDC)