Flu and Infectious Disease Outbreaks Business Continuity Plan Free, Updated

Plan how to continue operations during infectious disease outbreaks.

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This free, 22-page publication defines business continuity, outlines what to include in a business continuity plan, plus what to do in the event of an infectious disease outbreak or pandemic.


A business continuity plan describes how an organization will continue to function during or after some kind of emergency, disaster or event. This publication focuses specifically on situations involving infectious diseases. It involves planning how your key services or operations can be continued.

Since each business and operation is unique, the topics listed in this publication offer some basic suggestions. You will need to create a specific plan that is appropriate for your business and operational needs.


This document focuses on creating a business plan for infectious disease outbreaks or pandemics. It is intended for non-health care organizations.

Target Audience

  • Managers
  • Supervisors
  • Anyone who wants to maintain business continuity

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