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CDC Tackles Swine Flu with H1N1 Guide for Small Businesses
A preparedness guide to assist small businesses in planning for the H1N1 flu was recently released by the Centers for Disease Control and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
preparedness guide to assist small businesses in planning for the H1N1 flu was recently released by the Centers for Disease Control and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Outbreaks of H1N1 flu — also known as swine flu — are occurring now across the country and will likely coincide with the return of seasonal flu this fall and winter. The preparedness guide offers small businesses tools and information to help them plan for and respond flexibly to varying levels of severity of an H1N1 outbreak—which may lead to increased absenteeism, and, if the outbreak becomes more severe, may include restricted service capabilities and supply chain disruptions.
Employers are encouraged to put strategies in place now to protect their employees and their businesses in advance of the fall flu season. Included in the preparedness guide are tips on how to write a continuity of operations plan, steps for keeping employees healthy, frequently asked questions about the 2009 H1N1 flu and a list of additional resources that employers can access online.