Systemwide Risk Management

Pandemic Information

No organization will be immune from the effects of a global pandemic. Every crisis contains two elements: risk and opportunity. The risks associated with pandemics are: an unpredictable timeline for when the event will occur; an indeterminate duration should the event occur; human suffering; disruption of normal life and business activities; disruption of transportation and other public services. The opportunities we are presented with are: planning and responding in a caring, compassionate and prudent manner; reducing the spread and continued transmission of the disease and delivering essential services to allow the CSU to continue in its important and vital mission.

On August 29, 2014, The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued advice for Colleges, Universities and Students in response to earlier travel warnings to certain West African nations due to an outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). While Ebola poses little risk to the US general population, clinicians are advised to be alert for signs and symptoms of Ebola in patients who have a recent (within 21 days) travel history to countries where the outbreak is occurring or have had contact with a person infected with Ebola. CDC has also provided Guidelines for Evaluation of Patients Suspected of Having EVD.


Current state information is available on California Department of Public Health. Current international information is available on the World Health Organization (WHO).


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Leona Ching
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Last update: May 23, 2018