National Emergency or Business as Usual?

Does this sound like your day?

  • Stay at home
  • Cross-train employees to handle critical functions
  • Establish policies for alternate and flexible worksites
  • Deliver work by e-mail or Internet
  • Encourage flexible work hours
  • Establish policies for employees with children to work from home
  • Limit face-to-face meetings
  • Minimize close contact between and among employees and customers
  • Promote teleworking

Nope, that’s not from a how-to brochure for web workers. It’s a selection of the advice the Centers for Disease Control offers to employers in the recently-released Interim Pre-pandemic Planning Guidance: Community Strategy for Pandemic Influenza Mitigation in the United States. Much more detail available at if you need something new to worry about today.

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