MICA will focus on the major components of the critical preparedness and ready response action plan for pandemic influenza outbreak. The HHS, the CDC, and Maryland State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene have developed a checklist as a framework to prepare for and respond to an influenza pandemic. These sections include:
- Planning and Coordination
- Continuity of Student Learning and Operations
- Infection Control Policies and Procedures
Once a case in Maryland has been confirmed, MICA will use the chart and recommendations as a guideline during the decision, notification, and policy making process.