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Plan how to continue operations when people are off due to infectious diseases.

Flu and Infectious Disease Outbreaks Business Continuity Plan
Format: PDF
Language: English | French
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Product Description

This free, 15-page PDF publication offers you a definition of business continuity, what to include in a business continuity plan plus what workplaces can do in the event of a pandemic flu.


A business continuity plan describes how an organization will continue to function during or after some kinds 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.

Remembering that 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 best suits your business and operational needs.


This document focuses on creating a business plan for infectious diseases such as SARS or a pandemic flu. It is intended for non-health care organizations.

Target Audience

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

Although every effort is made to ensure accuracy and completeness of the information, it is understood that CCOHS makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of such information and assumes no liability for any damages or loss suffered as a result of any inaccuracy or incompleteness therein.

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