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 Director of Public Safety and 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 (810) 257-3603 and/or the Genesee County Office
of Sheriff Department of Emergency Management(810) 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 a 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 President will notify all executive cabinet members of all actions
taken, and all directions given to Public Safety by the Genesee County Health Department
(i.e.: procedures to include, but not 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 community).
- If school is in session and a decision is made to immediately close the college because
of an infectious disease outbreak, and the 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 P.A. system that the college is closed. Marketing will
communicate via the RAVE system, email, and voice mail to all students, faculty and
staff of the closing and post the information on the college designated 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 have left.
- Outside of regular business hours when a decision is made to close the college, the
information will be placed on the school closing line, and an announcement will be
made to students, faculty, and staff over the RAVE system, and an alert to the closing
will be placed on the Mott College web site.
- 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 Executive Cabinet, the
Executive 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.