Infectious Disease Preparedness Plan

Sample Class Plan

Plan for Flu Outbreak

The Department of Nutrition and Dietetics holds your welfare and the completion of your semester studies as a high priority. For that reason we have created the following plan for this course.

What Students Should Do to Be Prepared

  1. Be aware of influenza-like illness symptoms: 
    • Fever 
      • Body aches
      • Cough
      • Sore throat
      • Nausea
      • Runny or stuffy nose
      • Vomiting
      • Diarrhea
  2. If you have any of these symptoms, DO NOT COME TO CLASS. You will not be penalized for missing class, even if it happens that you do not have the H1N1 flu.
  3. Check your Viterbo email for updates from the Student Health Service.
  4. Make sure that the Dietetics office and your current instructors have your current telephone number, email address, and home phone number (if you plan to go home if there is a flu outbreak).
  5. If you provide your own food, increase your stores of food so that you have enough to eat for two weeks without going to the store.

Plan for Completing This Course

Sample Course 1

Assignment/Test/ Project

Alternate Plan for Completion


Two exams

Will be posted on Blackboard or may be emailed or snail mailed to you. They will be open book tests.


Serve Safe Exam

This is a proctored exam. The test will be delayed until after the flu outbreak.


Cycle Menu

Email to ____when completed.  Negotiate a new due date if necessary.


Menu Extension

Email to ___when completed.  Negotiate a new due date if necessary.


Equipment Report

Email to ___when completed.  Negotiate a new due date if necessary.


Standardized Recipe

Email written documents. Taste-testing will be completed when conditions allow.


Environmental Concern Report

Prepare PowerPoint presentation and email to ___, who will post it on Blackboard. 

Review the PowerPoint.  ____will create a discussion on Blackboard to discuss the issues.


Comprehensive final exam

Will be posted on Blackboard or will be emailed or snail mailed to you.


Class sessions

Will be replaced with weekly discussion posted on Blackboard that will be based on the textbook reading assignments and documents emailed to you.


If Instructor is sick and you are well

Read the textbook and complete one set of “Test Your Knowledge Questions” at the end of the chapters assigned for the days that I am gone.



Sample Course 2 

Assignment/Test/ Project

Alternate Plan for Completion


PowerPoint Presentation

Post PowerPoint on Blackboard. View other students’ presentations and send them comments via email.


Evaluation meeting between you, ___, and preceptor.

­­­­____will arrange for telephone conference call. If that’s not possible evaluation forms and comments will be sent by email or snail mail.


Meet with Human Resources Director.

Arrange to conduct meeting over the phone.


Prepare a file of resources.

Compile a file of digital resources gleaned from the Internet. Submit them digitally to ____.


Lead an in-service for employees.

Prepare an individually-paced module in booklet format or using PowerPoint slides with an accompanying audio tape.

Remember to have a lesson plan with objectives and an assessment method.

Prepare a report showing trends in financial data over time.

Ask your preceptor to send data by snail mail.

I doubt that your preceptors will share information over email.

Major, independent project

Try to alter the project to a research project that can researched and written from home.


Attend/lead meetings.

Do the best you can. Your facility may not be holding many meetings.


QI Study

Try to complete this project early in the semester, before the flu season starts.


Equipment Proposal

Complete the rationale and determine the capacity needed early in the semester. The remainder of the report can be completed using Internet resources. has good information about equipment.