With 700 cases of the flu in Boston and counting, the city has declared a flu emergency. But you aren’t off the hook if you don’t live in Boston – there have been 18 deaths in the state as of this writing, and the Centers for Disease Control reports a high level of high levels of influenza-like-illness throughout most of the country.
Mass.Gov has an excellent site on Influenza that offers multi-lingual fact sheets and information on protecting, preparing and caring for yourself and others. The site also has special resources for these groups:
- Health professionals
- Pregnant women & parents
- School & Childcare professionals – plus, School-Based Flu Vaccination Clinics.
Tips for Businesses
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services offers Business Planning resources at flu.gov.
Zurich, one of the Renaissance business partners, has prepared an excellent guide for business: Influenza Outbreak: What your business should be doing