The 2017 update to the HHS Pandemic Influenza Plan aims to
highlight and build upon successes of the last decade,
making clear additional efforts needed to improve pandemic
preparedness. These efforts are described in the seven domains
that form the basis for the 2017 update.
Developed by the CHA Hospital Preparedness
Program, this checklist is intended to be used as one of
several tools to assist in preparation for Seasonal Influenza and
The checklist recommendations are general in nature with a
purpose of prompting review and action. Public health is the lead
agency during these events, and every effort should be made to
remain up-to-date with rapidly changing local, state, and federal
guidance and regulations.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely
monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel
(new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China.
Chinese authorities identified the new coronavirus, which has
resulted in thousands of confirmed cases in China, including
cases outside Wuhan City. Additional cases have been identified
in a growing number of other international locations,
including the United States.