Pandemic Flu Planning
- Dr. Martha Buchanan- Public Health Officer KCHD
- Dr. Phil Young, Pastor Salem Baptist, Board Member Compassion Coalition
- Mr. Paul Trumpore Chaplain, Knoxville Fire Department
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- Mr John Jarrad, American Red Cross
- Faith Based Pandemic Flu Template
In preparation for a potential pandemic influenza, government officials strongly recommend that all individuals, government and business entities, and community organizations and agencies take appropriate measures to minimize the impact of a pandemic outbreak. The purpose of this Pandemic is to recommend a series of action steps that places of worship should take in response to potential pandemic outbreak within their local community. The template format is designed to facilitate the development of such a plan.
In the wake of recent national events, preparing for emergencies has become an essential activity for your business. The possibility of a major event (including (but not limited to) pandemic influenza, bioterrorism, and natural disasters) is not unlikely, therefore your business with the help of the Knox County Health Department has developed a business continuity plan. This plan will provide guidance to continuing daily activities in the event a large portion of your business employees are unable to attend work.
"PANFLU/H1N1" Update - Power point - LEPC 5/20
- Dr. Martha Buchanan KCHD Health Officer
Pandemic Flu Tools and Checklist
A pandemic is a global disease outbreak. A flu pandemic occurs when a new influenza virus emerges for which people have little or no immunity, and for which there is no vaccine. The disease spreads easily from person-to-person, cause’s serious illness, and can sweep across the country and around the world in very short time. A pandemic can be prolonged and require temporary changes in many areas of society such as schools, work, transportation and other public services. An informed and prepared public is essential to minimizing the health effects of a pandemic and the resulting consequences to society. As you plan, it is important to think about the challenges that you might face, particularly if a pandemic is severe. Much information has been prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help guide planning and preparation for your family, schools, businesses and communities. This information can be found at: