Secretary Napolitano stated, “Ensuring business continuity is important to our cooperative efforts to keep Americans safe.”
The guidelines stress the importance of frequent hand washing and routine cleaning of common areas. The guidelines also strongly suggest that employers be flexible with sick leave policies, understanding that employees may have to stay home with a sick family member. They also recommend that employers take time to review current sick leave policies with their employees.
More guidelines for employers and families are available online at flu.gov.