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Pandemic Influenza Plan Summary

You’ve heard the stories on the news. Maybe you’ve even read the warnings from public health officials. The prospect of pandemic flu is frightening. Not only is pandemic flu possible, it is probable. It could happen this year, or it could be many years from now, but it is inevitable. Check out the Plan Summary below for information on how you can be better prepared.




What you can do in a flu pandemic:


Be Informed


  • Learn more about the pandemic flu at www.pandemicflu.gov.

  • Print your own Pandemic Flu: Get Ready Brochure pdf file

  • Learn more about what the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and your local public health agency are doing. Find your local agency.

  • Know where to get information during emergencies. Call the Colorado Health Emergency Line for the Public (CO HELP) hotline at 877-462-2911.


Be Healthy


  • Wash your hands. Cover your cough.

  • Stay home when you are sick.

  • Stay away from large crowds.

  • Get a flu shot every year.

  • Cook meats and poultry properly. Visit www.usda.gov to learn how.


Be Ready


  • Make a ready kit for all emergencies. Keep one at home, one in each car and at your workplace.

  • Make a family plan. Include communications plans for staying in contact with loved ones.

  • Make a business plan or ask your employer if the company has a business continuity plan.

  • Visit www.readycolorado.com or www.redcross.org for general emergency preparedness advice.


Please contact us if you have any further questions