Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Biting the Bad Bug Back

Health officials are warning of widespread outbreak of the H1N1 virus known as swine flu this fall, with peak outbreak predicted to arrive before October.

Earlier this year, the Chamber posted guideline documents that business, individuals and families and other organizations could use in planning for businesses' operations if public health mandates kept employees or customers away.

As the business liaison to the state’s Emergency Management Division, the Association of Washington Business (AWB) is working to provide health officials and emergency responders with critical input from employers about how this influenza outbreak could affect business in our state. For example, do you have the information you need to keep your doors open? What information do you want or need on this issue?

Please take a moment to complete this brief online survey. Your comments and suggestions will be shared directly with officials working to prepare our state in advance of a major flu outbreak. Employer responses will go a long way to assist the Department of Health in understanding business needs at this point in the planning process.

The survey closes at noon, Thursday, Sept. 3.

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