But I just got the email below from my HR director.
Hey Hope. I hope you are having a good week.
I know that you probably have heard about the recent Swine Flu cases in the country and right now no one knows exactly how severe of a public health emergency that this may evolve into. In the meantime, I wanted to send you a few ways to protect yourself from getting sick:
• Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or sleeve when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue into the trash after you use it.
• Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hand sanitizers are also effective.
• Avoid touching your hands, nose or mouth – germs spread this way.
• Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
You can also visit the Centers for Disease Control website at www.cdc.gov/swineflu/ to view the latest information regarding this public health emergency. Take care of yourself! (I know… I am acting like your mom but that is part of my job!)
We will have an announcement to the company this week, but I wanted to go ahead and send you an email since I know you are not in the office and you may be traveling in an area near some of the reported cases.
Human Resources Manager
Kinda funny to me... but kinda nice. Or maybe it's just the company's way of saying, don't sue us if you travel and get the swine flu.... cause we're not about to let you stop traveling.