Monday, April 27, 2009

Swine Flu - Preparing Your Building and Tenants for a possible Outbreak

BOMA is closely monitoring the recent outbreak of Swine Influenza (flu) in Mexico and the other cases that have been identified in North America. Yesterday, the United States declared a "public health emergency" to release resources to help those infected. According to the World Health Organization, 40 cases have been confirmed in the United States with infections in New York, California, Texas, Kansas and Ohio.

BOMA has updated its Pandemic Flu Resources page for with the latest information to help communities, companies and individuals plan for a possible outbreak of Swine Flu, including specific resources to help property professionals plan for and protect their tenants and buildings in the event of an outbreak. The site also includes links to organizations, such as the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

BOMA members are encouraged to review their current pandemic/emergency response procedures with their property and vendor teams. BOMA will continue to keep you updated and also asks that you monitor the Pandemic Flu Resources page regularly.

BOMA San Francisco's Emergency Preparedness Committee webpage has linked to BOMA International's resource page and will continue to monitor this pandemic.

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