Pandemic Emergency Policy
This university personnel policy for Staff and Temporary employees is applicable when the Indiana University president or his designee declares a pandemic emergency for the university on one or more of its campuses. Provisions of this policy may be implemented on a full- or partial-campus basis or university-wide basis.
The literature on influenza pandemics indicates that an influenza pandemic may last within the world for up to two years, with two to three waves and each wave lasting up to two months. It is likely that not all parts of the world would be affected at the same time. If a wave were to hit Indiana, all of the scenarios could occur, with high rates of absenteeism (20 percent to 60 percent) lasting for periods of two to four weeks at the height of each wave, with possible campus closings in the last half of a wave.