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Business Planning

Seasonal Flu

Each flu season, nearly 111 million workdays are lost due to the flu. That equals approximately $7 billion per year in sick days and lost productivity.1  Through education and planning, you can help protect your employees from the seasonal flu.

Seasonal Flu Information for Businesses and Employees (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))

Business/Employers Influenza Toolkit (Podcast – 5:10) (CDC)

Pandemic Flu

In a flu pandemic, employers play a key role in protecting employees' health and safety. Organizations can help limit any negative impact on the economy and society as well. Companies that provide critical infrastructure services, such as power and telecommunications, must also plan to continue operations in a crisis. As with any emergency situation, having a contingency plan is essential.

Guidance for Employers

Information for Employees

Critical Infrastructure Guide

Pandemic Influenza Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Guide for Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources (PDF – 4.97 MB) (Department of Homeland Security)

H5N1 (Bird) Flu External Website Icon Molinari NA, Ortega-Sanchez IR, Messonnier ML, Thompson WW, Wortley PM, Weintraub E, Bridges CB. The annual impact of seasonal influenza in the US: measuring disease burden and costs. Vaccine 2007;25(27):5086–5096.