Pandemic Influenza Tabletop Exercise: K-12 School Closure as a Disease Containment Measure
The Minnesota Department of Health led a tabletop exercise on January 29, 2007 to discuss the possible role of school closure in disease containment during an influenza pandemic. With these materials, you can recreate your own tabletop exercise to continue discussions with local government and schools.
|Note: the original training included a realistic video clip for each scenario and have the potential to be misinterpreted. They are to be used for exercise purposes only. Copies of the videos can be used for local or regional exercises. Please work through your County/City Health Department or complete the IDEPC Comment Form to obtain copies.|
- Pandemic Influenza Tabletop Exercise Overview (PowerPoint: 1.8MB/22 slides) (PDF: 927KB/22 pages)
Presentation giving an overview of the tabletop exercise.
- Planning the Exercise
Before the tabletop exercise, you'll need to invite participants, train your facilitators, and prepare materials. These materials will help you structure your pre-meeting activities and trainings.
- Player Handbook
Materials to help you construct a handbook for each participant, including the videos you'll show and the evaluation forms.
- Facilitator Handbook
The facilitator materials include everything the players get, plus additional guidance to help in the facilitation role.
Plans, legal statutes, and FAQ documents that give participants the relevant background information.
- After Action Report/Improvement Plan (PDF: 718KB/30 pages)
The analysis of the January 29, 2007 exercise includes a description of the exercise design, a summary of the events, improvement plans, and lessons learned.