Friday, September 18, 2009

Gov't releases flu preparedness guide for small businesses

To follow up on our September 9th Swine Flu and You posting...Government officials this week released a guide (.pdf file) designed to help small businesses prepare for the H1N1 influenza virus.

The guide includes tools small businesses can use to plan for a flu outbreak, which may cause increases in absenteeism, restricted service capabilities or supply chain disruptions.

"This guide will help America's small businesses maintain continuity of operations and resiliency as the fall flu season approaches," Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano said in a press release.

In related news, the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved a new H1N1 flu vaccine. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius said the vaccine should be widely available to the public by mid-October.

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