Infectious Disease Outbreak Information
Mott Community College Public Safety Department Infectious Disease Outbreak Procedures
Genesee County infectious disease outbreaks of any type would come under the control
and direction of the Genesee County Health Department until relieved by another Health
Agency at the State or Federal level. The Office of Student and Administrative Services
working with the Director of Public Safety and/or his/her designee is responsible
for coordination with the Genesee County Health Department and outside agencies in
the event of any major emergency, disaster or infectious disease outbreak.
In the event of a major emergency, disaster, or infectious disease outbreak, the following
steps outline the College's response.
- The Genesee County Health Department (257-3603) and the Genesee County Department
of Emergency Management (257-3064) will notify the Department of Public Safety and
will relay as much information as possible (i.e. type of problem, symptoms, how many
people may be affected).
- If quarantine is deemed necessary by the Genesee County Health Department or another
responding health agency, Public Safety will immediately secure the campus allowing
only authorized persons to enter and carry out other responsibilities as directed.
The Office of the Vice President of Student & Administrative Services will notify
all Executive Cabinet members, the Executive Director of Marketing and the Executive
Dean of Student Services of all actions taken and all directions given to Public Safety
by the Genesee County Health Department (i.e.: procedures to include, but not be limited
to, a list of individuals coming in contact with the infected person, and service
agencies to assist with questions and answers that will provide appropriate information
to members of the college and community).
- If school is in session and a decision is made to immediately close the college because
of an infectious disease outbreak, and the school is not to be quarantined, the Public
Safety Dispatcher will notify students, faculty and staff. First, an announcement
will be made on the college's PA system - that college is closed. Then the Executive
Director of Marketing will communicate via voice mail and email to all faculty and
staff of the closing and post the information on the college designated telephone
closing line and the college's web page. All Public Safety officers will report to
their assigned buildings and secure those buildings after students, faculty and staff
- Outside of regular business hours when a decision is made to close the College, the
information will be placed on the school closing line.
- Any decision regarding closure of the College during an infectious disease outbreak
or subsequent opening or closing of the College after a disease outbreak will be made
by the President of the College in consultation with the Vice President of Student
& Administrative Services, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Executive Director
of Marketing and Public Relations, Executive Dean of Student Services, Director of
Public Safety and the Genesee County Health Department or the designated Health Agency
responding to the incident.
- Marketing will coordinate with administration, all the various agencies involved,
and any media releases that are necessary.
- In the event of a major emergency, disaster or infectious disease outbreak, updated
information will be linked to our Public Safety web site.
Seasonal Flu/Pandemic Update
The following are helpful links and resources to further monitor and understand the
issues concerning the avian, pandemic and seasonal flu.