Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Karen Mills
and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano have
announced the availability of a preparedness guide designed to
assist small businesses with planning for the possibility of an
H1N1 flu outbreak.
The preparedness guide offers small-business employers tools and
information to help them plan for and respond to varying levels of
severity of an H1N1 outbreak. An outbreak may lead to increased
employee absenteeism and, if the outbreak becomes severe, may
restrict service capabilities and disrupt supply chains.
Employers are encouraged to put strategies in place to protect
their employees and businesses. The preparedness guide includes
tips for writing an operations plan, steps for keeping employees
healthy, frequently asked questions about the 2009 H1N1 flu and a
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