How workers, businesses should prepare for flu season


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, won't start coming out with its weekly flu activity and surveillance reports until October, but businesses and workers should start preparing now for flu season.

High absenteeism at workplaces is expected through the fall, and employers should start preparing for how to deal with fewer workers, according to a story at, a Colorado TV station.

"Experts at the CDC are predicting that it may be a 40% absenteeism that companies are going to have to deal with," said Jennifer Gokenbach, a labor and employment attorney, to "And it's going to be an extended event that companies should plan and prepare for."

Here's the 9News video report: