Communicate with Your Employees
Depending on the level of alarm at your organization, you may consider an email, a face-to-face meeting, an article in a newsletter, and postings in the break areas and rest rooms. Your objective is to get control of the situation, calm your employees’ fears, and avoid panic.
When can I tell my employees that the danger from this flu virus
You or your employees may have heard that the current H1N1 swine flu virus is not as dangerous as was initially feared. Right now, the virus does not have characteristics that have been found in past flu viruses with high morbidity and mortality rates. However, there is some concern that this virus could mutate over the summer months and return in the fall as a more dangerous flu virus. While the immediate threat may be subdued, you should continue to encourage your employees to practice good health habits over the summer months so that they are better prepared to respond to a possible virus resurgence in the fall.