In the event of
a pandemic, it is anticipated that many people will need to stay home
from work and school because they are sick or need to care for sick
In an extreme
situation, authorities may try "social distancing" and require that
large events or gatherings of people (classes, sporting events, movie
theaters, etc.) be cancelled or closed to prevent the spread of disease.
If a severe flu
pandemic occurs, all business would likely be affected. Schools and
business may decide to close temporarily. Public transportation might
If many people
become sick at the same time, health-care facilities may become overwhelmed.
business and schools should all prepare for the potential of a flu