The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports that as of April 28, 2009, there are no reported cases of swine influenza A (H1N1) virus infection in Pennsylvania. However, the Center for Control reports 91 laboratory confirmed cases in the United States and tragically the first U.S. fatality.

Best practices for Human Resources should involve planning for business interruption and continuity in the event that the current situation reaches a pandemic proportion.  A list of issues from Human Resource Policies and Pandemic Planning Workplace Questions complied at is as follows:

Human Resource Policies and Pandemic Planning

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Privacy Issues

Workplace Benefits

Workplace Safety and Health Issues

Unemployment Issues and Financial Assistance

Private Sector Workplace Issues

Other valuable employer preparedness resources are as follows: