Thursday, August 27, 2009

H1N1 and the upcoming Flu Season

In June, the World Health Organization officially declared a pandemic of H1N1 (swine flu). With Fall just a few weeks away, concern is growing about the pandemic and government, businesses and schools are preparing for a possible outbreak. We hope the articles below will provide you with some updated information on the swine flu and what you can do to maintain the continuity of your operations should the flu become widespread.

The CDC issued new guidance for businesses and employers on August 19; check it out. (Item #1) This document, also from the CDC, provides communication information and resources for employers. (Item #2) OSHA offers guidance on preparing your workplace for a flu pandemic. (Item #3)

What's the government doing to counter the delay in swine flu shots? (Item #4) Whether the flu strikes or not, many of us have anxiety about it; here are some ways to manage that anxiety. (Item #5) Will the military be called in to assist local authorities in case of a pandemic? (Item #6)

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