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Seven Steps for Employers to Address the Ebola Threat (Step 1: Don’t Panic!)

The recent outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa, with the few isolated cases occurring in the United States, is spurring employers to review their emergency response plans for pandemic preparedness.  In seven steps, this writing sets forth best practices for pandemic preparedness, considerations regarding travel during a pandemic, and addressing employees’ immediate concerns … Continue Reading

Oregon Expands Flu Hotline

Beginning today, November 12, the Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) is offering expanded service on the Oregon Public Health Flu Hotline.  Oregonians can call 1-800-978-3040 between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Monday-Friday, or 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on weekends and holidays for information on the flu, including the H1N1 (or "swine flu") virus.  Three services … Continue Reading

New Swine Flu Resources for Employers Available

The U.S. Government has set up this new website, PandemicFlu.gov, to provide "One-stop access to U.S. Government swine, avian and pandemic flu information."  It has posted a great deal information to help employers and employees reduce the risk of infection on its workplace planning page.  The Centers for Disease Control  has posted this H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) … Continue Reading
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