Most of our lives are a combination of work, family and community involvement. A pandemic can affect all of these areas. Pandemics happen when a new kind of virus spreads easily from person to person throughout the world. Planning for a pandemic is essential. Being informed and knowing what to do will help minimize the impact in our daily lives, work, and activities. Browse the Pandemic Planning site for helpful documents and tools. Use the Links section to find out more information on various aspects of this situation.