Multi-jurisdictional enteric illness outbreak investigations in Canada usually involve several organizations at various levels of government. In order to facilitate collaboration during such investigations, the Foodborne Illness Outbreak Response Protocol (FIORP) is used to outline the roles and responsibilities of all partners.
As there are cases from more than one province, you decide to schedule an “assessment call” with federal and provincial partners to decide if a national Outbreak Investigation Coordinating Committee (OICC) will be established to investigate this cluster. A poll is sent via email to key partners to ensure the call is scheduled at a time in which they can all attend. If a key partner is not present at the assessment call, an OICC cannot be activated. Upon discussion with colleagues, it is decided that the call will be scheduled for Monday (May 25, 2020).
Question 1-7: Who would you invite to the OICC assessment call?
Question 1-8: You have been asked to draft an agenda for the OICC assessment call. What key agenda items would you include?