Pandemic Planning: Checklist for Ecclesiastical Leaders

1. Include pandemic preparedness in stake and ward emergency action plans:
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Obtain copies of “Pandemic Planning” fact sheets from the Risk Management Division.
Assign stake and ward welfare specialists to plan for pandemic preparedness.
Include pandemic preparedness in written stake and ward emergency action plans.
Discuss and coordinate ward emergency action plans in the stake bishops’ welfare council.
Provide cross-training for essential leader responsibilities so if the leaders become sick, backups are ready to carry on the work.
2. Educate and train others on emergency action plans:
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Train stake and ward welfare councils on pandemic preparedness as incorporated in stake and ward emergency action plans.
Train members on ward emergency action plans, and provide pandemic planning resource materials as needed.
Encourage seasonal influenza vaccinations for all ecclesiastical leaders and members as appropriate.
Advise members to follow local public health directives as well as stake and ward emergency action plans.
3. Test and evaluate the plans:
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Use a tabletop/practice exercise to test the ward and stake emergency action plans. Review and revise the plans as needed.

References

For more information about this topic, call the Risk Management Division:
1-801-240-4049 1-800-453-3860, ext. 2-4049 (toll free in the United States and Canada)

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