Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Confirmed Swine Flu (AH1N1) Case in our Office

the communication sent out by the management


We have been informed this morning that a recent visitor to XXXXX has been confirmed to have contracted the Influenza-A (H1N1) virus upon arriving back at their home country. Even if the employee did not display any symptoms of H1N1 virus whilst visiting the Philippines, we felt it prudent to take these precautionary measures:

1. The said employee is now quarantined in his home country.

2. The people who have had contact with the employee during the person's stay last week were identified and have been contacted. They have been advised either to work from home or have been isolated.

3. To date, none of them are exhibiting any of the symptoms of the Influenza-A (H1N1) virus. However, they have been advised to monitor their health for any flu-like symptoms and asked to consult their doctors appropriately.

We will also put in place the following actions for our offices:

1. GRE will continue to clean and disinfect XXXX floors in the upcoming days.

2. Bottles of rubbing alcohol will be available for employees via the Admin Assistant. These can be used to regularly disinfect their hands and clean shared furniture like tables, phone handsets, door knobs, etc.

3. If you exhibit flu-like symptoms, please immediately consult with our company doctor/nurse temporarily located at the 15th floor for your convenience. You will be advised on what the next steps are.

4. If you’d like to consult with a doctor while you are in the office, please consult with our company doctor/nurse.


1. Regularly wash your hands

2. Boost your immune system, drink vitamins

3. Cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing

4. Clean your own workstation, telephone before and after using it.

We would like to request everyone to continually read messages being sent out by the Shift Management Team, XXXXX Management, GRE and Employee Health and Safety and comply with the documented procedures. Safety tips are also posted in all floors at the pantry area for reference.

Please note, all communications regarding this or any other emergency response should be handled or approved by the Philippine CMT. For any questions or clarifications, please address them to your Tower Managers.

Please do take the time to read the attachment regarding the A(H1N1) virus.

1 comment:

  1. ohh boy.. i might get fired by posting this...