Authorities Focus On Flu Contingency Plans


The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently issued new guidance for employers on planning for and responding to the seasonal flu and the H1N1 virus, or swine flu. The CDC's primary focus is on preventing, or limiting, the spread of the flu in the workplace and making sure that businesses can continue to operate should a pandemic develop. Portions of Middle and West Tennessee are already experiencing widespread flu outbreaks, which may worsen as the weather turns colder. Employers are urged to have realistic contingency plans in place should this year's flu season reach pandemic proportions.

The CDC urges all employers to keep in mind these objectives..

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