Local Public Health:
During a pandemic, each community will depend on their local public health agency for guidance, information and other things related to health. Here are some resources to help in planning for the next pandemic, as well as for assisting local government, emergency management, businesses, and other parts of your community to prepare.
- Flu Centers
Assessment, referral and treatment centers during an influenza pandemic.
updated June 09
Influenza Appendix/Supplement (Microsoft Word: 139KB/18 pages)
A template to help you create your own local pandemic influenza plan.
- Pandemic Influenza Tabletop Exercise: K-12 School Closure as a Disease Containment Measure
Use these materials to create your own tabletop exercise to discuss pandemic preparedness with local government and schools.
In a health emergency, such as pandemic flu, it will be critical for public health to establish partnerships with businesses for communication and as a potential resource. Here are tools to help businesses.
- Recommendations for Business During Pandemic (PDF: 50KB/2 pages)
HSEM fact sheet to help businesses minimize the risks posed by pandemic. Attention: Non-MDH link
- Social Distancing During Influenza Pandemic (PDF: 46KB/2 pages)
Social distancing recommendations for individuals, businesses, retailers, places of worship, and large public gatherings. Attention: Non-MDH link
- How Local
Public Health Can Help Businesses Plan for Pandemic Flu
Sample plan for engaging businesses in pandemic influenza planning.
for Pandemic Flu: It’s Not Business as Usual (Powerpoint:
657KB/20 slides) (PDF:
Presentation showing the planning that a business may wish to engage in to promote healthy hygiene and decrease the spread of germs and illness among the workforce.
Not Flu as Usual: What Businesses Need to Know About Pandemic Flu (PDF:
Brochure includes 10 steps a business can take to maintain business continuity and precautions to protect employees' health. Attention: Non-MDH link
- For Workers: Health
and Safety Pandemic Resources
Information for individuals and families from from the Department of Health and Human Services, including checklists and links to other agencies. Attention: Non-MDH link
Influenza (Powerpoint: 4.7MB/46 slides) (PDF:
Generic pandemic presentation that can be customized for talks to about pandemic influenza.
Influenza Planning Update (Powerpoint: 4.6MB/44 slides) (PDF:
Generic pandemic presentation that can be customized for talks to local government and elected officials.