Maryland is preparing for a potential flu pandemic by adjusting the attendance policies for state workers.
Health authorities say the state is now at Level II of the Pandemic Flu Attendance and Leave Policy. This change allows for more flexibility, allowing workers to telecommute, follow more relaxed return to work standards and access to the advanced sick leave bank. They anticipate the need for many employees to care for themselves and their families if they experience in flu-like symptoms or illness.
Officials say there hasn't been widespread illness among state government employees, but the illness is affecting all regions of the state in a variety of settings
Meymo Lyons reports...