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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.

Text Messages for Businesses to Send to Employees

December 29, 2009 12:00 PM ET

The following messages can be sent from businesses to employees through cell phone text messaging, Twitter, Facebook, and other social network channels. 


Wash hands often or use alcohol-based hand rubs, especially after you cough or sneeze. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing.

If You Are Sick

If you’re sick with a fever AND a cough or sore throat, don’t come to work.  Please call your supervisor to tell them you are sick.


If you’re sick, stay home for at least 24 hrs after your fever has gone away.


If you are sick and are at higher risk for complications from flu or concerned about your illness, call your health care provider for advice.


You may have the flu if you have fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills and tiredness.


What to Do If You Get Flu-Like Symptoms

More Flu Information

Get important 2009 H1N1 flu info from the mobile CDC Website at 


2009 H1N1 Flu and You. Q&A from CDC


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