Pandemic Flu Preparation

I read the following in a BLR article on the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) iniative to get business leaders to encourage employees and the community to prepare for a pandemic flu. HHS recommended specific actions that participants need to take to help their community members prepare inlcuding:

  • Communicate to your community that it is critical for everyone to prepare for possible pandemic flu.
  • Use tools and ideas provided by HHS to help reach your audience.
  • Encourage people now to: (1) Store extra food and other daily supplies to make it easier to stay home for a prolonged period of time; (2) Learn and practice proper hand washing; (3) Use safe cough and sneeze techniques to limit the spread of illnesses; and (4) Stay home and avoid others if you are sick.

I'm wondering if employers are picking up on this and distributing information to employees about steps to take outside of work.  Seems like it could create some panic.


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