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Ministry of Health

Industry and Commerce

Planning and preparation at all levels is key for dealing with a pandemic. Each B.C. ministry, Crown Corporation, health authority and local government is responsible for planning to help address local issues. Industry and commerce are also encouraged to put contingency plans in place in advance to help to mitigate the effects of an influenza pandemic.

The Ministry of Health has created the guidebook Managing Pandemic Influenza: A Guide for B.C. Industry and Commerce (PDF 364K) and an Annotated Annex (PDF 324K) to help businesses take practical actions to manage pandemic influenza.

The guide includes information to help businesses of all types and sizes ensure continuity of operations, maintain essential services, and assist employees and communities cope with illness and its impacts.