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H1N1 Information for Event Planners

Updated November 27, 2009 

The H1N1 flu has been circulating on campus this fall. Many people visit the University to participate in conferences, academic courses, business meetings, sporting events and other gatherings.

Based on current information from federal, provincial and municipal health authorities, Queen’s University is not recommending the postponement or alteration of any planned events on campus. Should this situation change, the Queen’s community will immediately be informed.  

As long as visitors are symptom free, there are currently no restrictions, requirements for quarantine or a need for them to keep away from work, school or public places.

The following guidance to event planners is based on the most recent scientific and epidemiological information, and may be revised if the H1N1 situation changes. In order to ensure you have the most up-to-date information, please check daily in the days leading up to your event.  

Planning for an Event

  1. Stay up-to-date about flu-related developments, including travel advisories.
  2. Email the University’s “H1N1 Information Bulletin for Visitors” to participants before they depart for Queen’s, if possible. Suggested text for the covering email has been developed.

At the Event

3. Include the most recent “H1N1 Information Bulletin for Visitors” in the orientation materials.
4. Print copies of the “Hand-washing,” “Hand-Sanitizing” and "Coughing and Sneezing Etiquette" instructional posters for use at your event. Please display them widely.
5. If a participant tells you they are experiencing H1N1 symptoms, please inform them to contact Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000.

For Events with Youth/Child Participants

If a youth/child participant exhibits H1N1 symptoms, please follow the procedures your group has developed for responding to illness in a participant.

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