The video in this post was prepared as part of ongoing efforts at Indiana University to provide current information about Ebola to students and employees. No cases have been diagnosed in Indiana and the risk of exposure to the disease in the U.S. remains low. IU’s environmental health and safety staff are updating “Interim Guidance Concerning Ebola for Indiana University” at Protect.IU.edu.
IU President Michael McRobbie recently gave his annual State of the University address in which he laid out the framework of a University Bicentennial Strategic Plan. He specifically called out IU’s efforts in personal safety, and in information and physical security, and identified ongoing priorities.
In the face of mounting hysteria nationally about the Ebola virus disease, how about just the facts? Indiana University Environmental Health and Safety has compiled “Interim Guidance Concerning Ebola for Indiana University,” organizing the material according to audience.
Indiana University has an obligation to make sure its employees are able to respond appropriately if any students or employees contract Ebola or suspect they might have — even if the chances of this happening are remote. So, planning, communicating, information gathering and other efforts are underway.