Extensive information about preparing for H1N1 and other potential pandemic influenza outbreaks is available on Episcopal Relief & Development"s website www.er-d.org. This site links to strong examples of pandemic preparedness plans and offers resources that can help people to provide for congregational gathering needs should an outbreak occur. Additionally, Episcopal Relief & Development posted Planning for Pandemic Influenza, available at http://www.er-d.org/PlanningforPandemicInfluenza
The United States Government offers H1N1 Flu: A Guide for Community and Faith-based Organizations at http://flu.gov/professional/community/cfboguidance.html Included is a section, Vulnerable and Hard-to-Reach Populations, as well as links that congregations who may serve a homeless population may find especially useful: http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/guidance/homeless.htm
In times of need, the Episcopal Church remains a welcoming presence and offers comfort to all.
The Episcopal Church welcomes all who worship Jesus Christ in 110 dioceses and three regional areas in 16 nations. The Episcopal Church is a member province of the worldwide Anglican Communion.
The Episcopal Church: www.episcopalchurch.org
Diocesan websites: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/directory.htm
Episcopal Relief & Development: www.er-d.org
H1N1 Flu: A Guide for Community and Faith-based Organizations http://flu.gov/professional/community/cfboguidance.html
Planning for Pandemic Influenza: http://www.er-d.org/PlanningforPandemicInfluenza