Swine Flu, H1N1 - should we be scared, concerned, or just keep about our daily lives ? Who knows how bad this really is, but I did like my company's approach. They didn't over react, but didn't ignore the situation either. Here is what they sent us:
(COMPANY NAME) continues to keep a close watch on news surrounding the H1N1 virus. The latest information out of the Centers for Disease Control, led by CDC Acting Director Dr. Richard Besser, states that people should treat this virus similar to the regular seasonal flu.
Today’s CDC update noted that children younger than 18 years old comprise 62% of the cases in the U.S. Although there are no plans to routinely close schools, the CDC emphasizes personal responsibility among parents and school administrators: be aware of kids’ health and send/keep them home for 7 days if need be. The incubation period of this flu is 2-7 days.
If you work at COMPANY NAME, you may have noticed some changes around the building such as hand sanitizers in the lobby, fitness center, cafeteria and the café on the second floor. Each day, restrooms are cleaned with alcohol-based disinfectants and, each evening, all doorknobs and lobby counters are disinfected. Sodexo is taking similar precautions in our employee cafeteria.
Employees should follow the basic guidelines listed on the intranet.
For additional information, visit the homepage of the Centers for Disease Control for daily updates.