Pandemic Outbreak

A Pandemic is a global disease outbreak. It is determined as an outbreak by how the disease spreads, not how many deaths it causes. 

When a new influenza A emerges, a flu pandemic can occur. Because the virus is new, the human population has little to no immunity against it. The virus spreads quickly from person-to-person worldwide. 

In a flue pandemic, employers play a key role in protecting employees' health and safety. Organizations can help limit any negative impact on the economy and society as well. As with any emergency situation, having a contingency plan is essential. 

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Medical Emergency & First Aid

In the event that an employee, client or guest experiences a medical emergency: 

  • Call 911 and state the following information:

             - You need medical assistance

             - Location (address, floor, suite number and Company name) 

             - Type of illness or injury

             - Individual’s present condition

  • Try to make the individual comfortable, but do not move them unless necessary. 
  • Utilize and apply applicable first aid, CPR or AED procedures, if necessary. 
  • Contact your company’s Emergency Response Team and inform them of the emergency.  
  • If possible, designate an individual to call or find Building Security.  

             - They will go to the 1st elevator lobby to call the elevator down to this floor so it is available for the First Responders. 

  • Post another individual at the elevator lobby on the specific floor to lead the First Responders to the person in distress.  ​
  • Call the Building Management staff and state the following information: 

             - You have called 911 and requested medical assistance

             - Location (floor and suite number)

             - Your name and individual’s name if known

Accident or sudden illness may cause an emergency that necessitates immediate first aid and subsequent medical attention.  The Police, Fire Department, and Paramedics (“First Responders”) are professionally trained to respond to these emergencies.

Building Management recommends that each tenant have a first aid kit and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) on site in case of an emergency. Tenants should also consider training their staff in First Aid, CPR, and AED procedures.  However, in the event of an emergency in the common areas, the building Security desk is equipped with an AED and first aid kit. 


Use basic hygiene and social distancing precautions in your office during an outbreak or any cold & flu season: 

  • Stay home if you are sick. ​Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds or with a hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your nose, mouth and eyes.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, or cough and sneeze into your upper sleeve. 
  • ​Dispose of tissues in no-touch trash receptacles.Wash your hands or use a hand sanitizer after coughing, sneezing, or blowing your nose.
  • Avoid close contact (within 6 feet) with coworkers and customers.
  • Avoid shaking hands and always wash your hands after physical contact with others.
  • If wearing gloves, always wash your hands after removing them.Keep frequently touched common surfaces (for example, telephones, computer equipment, etc.) clean.
  • Try not to use other workers' phones, desks, offices, or other work tools and equipment.Minimize group meetings; use e-mails, phones and text messaging.
  • ​If meetings are unavoidable, avoid close contact (within 6 feet) with others and ensure that the meeting room is properly ventilated.
  • Limit unnecessary visitors to the workplace