Healthcare providers are crucial in planning for, and responding to, a pandemic flu. Surveillance through laboratory testing and monitoring; prevention of spread through infection control measures; communication and education; clinical evaluation and surge response; use and administration of antiviral drugs and vaccines; supply and access to critical medical inventory; and mortuary issues are among the many responsibilities of the healthcare system. Further, while assuring the health and safety of Massachusetts' residents, you must also protect your staff while they care for the ill.
If your agency provides direct care services under the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) please see EOHHS Service Providers for Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP) requirements.
This information is provided by the Department of Public Health