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Pandemic Preparedness

H1N1 Fall Flu Planning Update – August 25, 2009

Queen's continues to plan in anticipation of a second wave of H1N1 flu, expected this fall.

Additional hand sanitizer stations are being installed across campus and hand sanitizer kits are being sent to all departments, as students return for the academic year. 

Although the H1N1 virus continues to spread and the World Health Organization maintains the highest pandemic alert level - Phase 6 - initial indicators are that most cases remain mild.

The University continues to work closely with public health authorities and is focusing on raising awareness among students in residences, those living off-campus and among faculty and staff about how to prevent and treat the illness.

Queen's is also finalizing its response plans if larger-than-usual numbers of students and/or faculty and staff become ill during the semester or during exams.

Any decision to cancel classes, exams or close the university would be based on current circumstances and direction from local health authorities. This is consistent with federal guidelines for post-secondary institutions. 

Keep checking this website for the latest information and for links to everything you need to know about the flu and how to fight it.


Dan Langham
Director, Environmental Health & Safety


Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000