Content on this page was developed during the 2009-2010 H1N1 pandemic and has not been updated.
- The H1N1 virus that caused that pandemic is now a regular human flu virus and continues to circulate seasonally worldwide.
- The English language content on this website is being archived for historic and reference purposes only.
- For current, updated information on seasonal flu, including information about H1N1, see the CDC Seasonal Flu website.
H1N1 Flu Resources for Businesses and Employers
The health of employees during an outbreak such as H1N1 influenza plays a critical role in the continued operations of a business. Business operations that require close contact with fellow employees and the public face special considerations in preventing the spread of infectious diseases. Listed below are guidance documents, podcasts and other resources developed by CDC to help prevent the further spread of this new virus.
- CDC Guidance for Businesses and Employers To Plan and Respond to the 2009–2010 Influenza Season New Aug 19
CDC guidance that recommends actions that non-healthcare employers should take now to decrease the spread of seasonal flu and 2009 H1N1 flu in the workplace and to help maintain business continuity during the 2009–2010 flu season.
- Preparing for the Flu: A Communication Toolkit for Businesses and Employers New Aug 19
The purpose of "Preparing for the Flu: A Communication Toolkit for Businesses and Employers" is to provide information and communication resources to help businesses and employers.
- Planning for 2009 H1N1 Influenza:
A Preparedness Guide for Small Business Sep 16
- FluWorkLoss Special Edition New
Planning tool to estimate workdays lost due to H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu). A spreadsheet-based software tool that allows a user to estimate the potential number of days lost from work due to an H1N1 influenza pandemic and can be used by any community, small business, or organization that wishes to understand their workplace's capacity to function during an H1N1 Influenza response
- Occupational Health Issues Associated with H1N1 Influenza Virus (Swine Flu):
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health is coordinating with other parts of CDC to address national health needs associated with preventing the spread of H1N1 influenza virus and providing information to workers and employers.
- 2009 H1N1 Vaccine Q&As for Businesses
- Doing Business During an Influenza Pandemic Nov 2009
A toolkit for organizations of all sizes. Includes human resource policies, protocols, templates, tools, and tips. Created by the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).
- H1N1 call held with businesses on June 12, 2009
- H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) Infections Alert for Institutions of Higher Education
- Update on School (K–12) and Childcare Facilities: Interim CDC Guidance in Response to Human Infections with the Novel Influenza A (H1N1) Virus
- Info for Pregnant Women in Education, Child Care, and Health Care
- What Pregnant Women Should Know
- Breastfeeding Your Baby: What Parents Should Know
H1N1 Flu Audio and Video Resources:
CDC’s Audio and Video Resources page contains links to audio, video and podcasts.
Social Media Tools for Consumers and Partners:
CDC’s Social Media page contains links to widgets, mobile info, buttons, e-cards, RSS feeds, twitter/microblogs updates, image sharing, social networking and more.
Flyers and Posters:
- Novel H1N1 Flu - Creating a Safe and Healthy Workplace
Listen / Watch Podcast (9:37)
- Mask and Respirator Usage
- H1N1 Flu and Antiviral Drugs
Listen / Watch Podcast (3:26)
- General Instructions for Disposable Respirators
Listen / Watch Podcast (2:19)
- Guidance to Assist Airline Flight Deck and Cabin Crew in Identifying Passengers Who May Have H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu)
- Guidance for Airlines Regarding Flight Crews Arriving from Domestic and International Areas Affected by H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu)
- Risk of H1N1 Associated with Travel to Affected Areas
- Riesgo de contraer influenza H1N1 (porcina) asociado a viajes a áreas afectadas
Health Information for Travelers Exposed During Travel
- Information for airline passengers exposed to H1N1 (189.00 KB, 4 pages)
- Información para los pasajeros de líneas aéreas expuestas a la gripe H1N1 (porcina) [120.00 KB, 4 pages]
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