Friday, November 13, 2009

Businesses and H1N1

H1N1 is everywhere. By now, it is extremely likely that you know someone, or at least know of someone, that has contracted H1N1, or the swine flu. Getting the vaccine is not easy unless you are an individual that can be categorized as high-risk. Businesses are being faced with many decisions about how they should handle H1N1 if (some people might say when) it infects their business. Should managers send employees home that exhibit symptoms? What precautionary measures should be taken to alleviate the impact of the flu? How will employers know that their employee really has the flu and isn't lying to get time off? These and many other questions should be asked before the flu strikes. Below are links to resources on the H1N1 Flu and Small Business Preparedness.

Guide - Planning for 2009 H1N1 Influenza: A Preparedness Guide for Small Business from

Survey - Harvard School of Public Health National Survey of Businesses - Four-Fifths of Businesses Foresee Severe Problems Maintaining Operations If Significant H1N1 Flu Outbreak

Preventing H1N1 - Swine Flu Prevention Tips for Small Businesses

Check out this previous post from back in May on H1N1.

1 comment:

Alexis Mokler said...

Interesting article from the New York Times published 11/20/09 - Signs Swine Flu Wave May Have Peaked in U.S. -