Pandemic plan

Suburbs

If there is an influenza pandemic, a widespread outbreak of a dangerous infectious disease, the Region of Waterloo Public Health, will coordinate a response for public safety.

The City of Kitchener has also developed a plan for dealing with the effects an outbreak could have on our community and city services. The plan is a step-by-step guide for our city staff and elected officials to follow.

Kitchener's pandemic plan includes strategies such as:

  • Educate and practice good hygiene, and hand washing
  • Restrict workplace entry of people with influenza symptoms
  • Increase social distancing (e.g. enable teleworking, avoid face-to-face contact)
  • Work from home

The best way to prevent a widespread outbreak from happening is to practice healthy habits. Visit our flu prevention page for tips on how to stay healthy during flu season.

For more information, please contact us.

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