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A healthy workforce boosts productivity, lowers absenteeism, fosters a positive work environment, and most importantly, lowers the risk to your company's brand and reputation.

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Health Crisis Prevention + Management
For Modern Businesses

Whether you have a growing hospitality group or a major nationwide concept, it’s imperative that you protect your reputation and brand loyalty from illness, outbreaks, and other health crises.

Zero Hour Health’s team of advisors will help you prevent and manage your risk so your team can focus on growing the business.

Advisory from the most knowledgeable industry experts, 24/7/365.

Whether it’s navigating a foodborne illness outbreak, receiving guidance on best practices with your local health department, or general questions about your employees’ health, we’re here to keep you, your staff, and your business safe.
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Detecting and preventing illnesses, before they go public.

The best way to stop a crisis is to prevent it from becoming one in the first place. We’ll help you create a culture of safe working, detect problematic illnesses before they spread, and, most importantly, keep your business out of the news.
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Protecting the most important asset in your businesses: your brand.

An outbreak is one of the few crises that can permanently damage a brand. From local news, to the nightly news, to the trading floors, your reputation is the foundation of your business and its value. Protecting that asset is a top priority.
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Screening and assisting the hiring process for at-risk positions.

Whether you need to do physical examinations to ensure a prospective employee can do the job, or your industry regulations call for a battery of exams, we streamline this process and handle it for every step of the way. Save time, hire quicker, and protect yourself against workers' comp claims.
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A suite of services to support every aspect of your operations.

This is just a core breakdown of the main services we provide to our clients. We build highly customized solutions to support any need you have.

ZHH Pro

ZHH Pro is our standard, concierge advisory service. We tailor our support to solve your most pressing needs, whether you've got 6 locations or 600 locations. We can provide 24/7/365, high-level clinical support to keep your business running.
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Wellness Checks

The single best way to prevent illness in the workplace is to prevent sick employees from showing up in the first place. ZHH Wellness Checks are the best solution to identify and assess potentially sick employees.
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Vaccination Programs

From Flu to Hep A, vaccinations are a vital part of keeping your workforce healthy. We help businesses identify employee immunization history, track their records, and facilitate vaccinations both on-site and off.
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Exams & Regulatory Testing

Ensure that potential employees are fit to perform their roles safely and effectively using our industry-best pre-employment programs. We help employers maintain compliance with stringent industry standards and regulations without adding friction to the hiring process.
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February 20, 2024
Measles in your community?

Health News:

  • A measles outbreak in a South Florida elementary school has four cases so far. (The Hill)
  • An E. coli outbreak with 10 cases has been linked to raw cheddar cheese. (CDC)
  • The WHO reports four more MERS cases from Saudi Arabia. (CIDRAP)
  • Lyme disease cases are rising, but mostly due to a change in data collection. (STAT)
  • Researchers are urging the WHO to include Chagas disease in its 2025 estimates of foodborne illness. (Food Safety Magazine)
  • The first drug has been approved for reducing allergic reactions to multiple foods after accidental exposure. (Medpage Today)
  • Dengue activity in the Americas is already outpacing last year’s surge. (CIDRAP)
  • High-risk patients are particularly alarmed by the CDC’s leaked plan to reduce COVID isolation guidance. (Washington Post)
  • A review of COVID death stats found a likely undercount in the official numbers here in the U.S. (MPR)
  • Stop the Bleed training aims to prepare citizens as first responders to save lives after traumatic injuries, especially after mass shootings. (MPR) 
  • Hundreds of rural hospitals are at risk of closing. (Fox)
  • There have been 24 million flu cases in the US so far this year, making it a “moderately severe” season. 82 children have died. (CDC)


Mental Health & Substance Use News:

  • Hit hard by the opioid crisis, Oregon is reconsidering decriminalization. (Reuters)
  • A new, very small study shows some promise for using anti-obesity drugs to curb opioid craving. (STAT)
  • With more kids dying of overdoses, pediatricians are rethinking their roles. (NPR)

If you or someone you know may be considering suicide or need help, call 988 or message the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741741. 


Best Questions:

If I had COVID this summer, do I still have immunity now? 

Right now, JN.1 makes up nearly all the cases in the U.S. This past summer, other variants were responsible for most cases, so if you got COVID at that time, you won’t have as much protection as you might if you got COVID earlier this winter. That’s in part due to the fact that natural immunity after infection starts to wane after two to six months, in general. Add to that the many mutations that make JN.1 different from previous variants circulating in the summer, and it’s possible that exposure to a new variant could mean you get COVID twice in a relatively short period of time if you’re exposed. If you also got an updated vaccine dose in the fall, you’ve even further reduced your chances of getting sick. Ultimately, how often you get COVID will depend on a lot of unique factors, including your exposure, age, immune system, and boosters. If you haven’t gotten an updated dose yet, it’s not too late, and that might help you get through the rest of winter without catching COVID. 

Source: NY Times

We have a measles outbreak in our local area. What can we do to protect our business? 

Measles is a particularly tricky illness for businesses. Because it’s so incredibly contagious to those who are unvaccinated (90% exposed will get it if unprotected), most health departments feel the need to move very quickly to notify the public after an exposure. That means if a parent brings their sick child to your business, through no fault of your own, you might end up with your name all over the local news within a matter of hours. For ZHH clients, you can train managers to call you or us quickly if the health department mentions measles. We’ll help work with them, coordinate with your team, and manage the response. Every employer can focus on communicating with your employees the importance of routine childhood vaccinations for them and their families, especially the MMR vaccine for measles. As our best read below delves into in greater detail, measles is not just dangerous for small kids but also poses a huge risk to those infected because it can cause “immune amnesia,” putting patients at higher risk for other infections that their body can’t fight off. 

Source: CDC, NBC

Are there more E. coli and Salmonella cases than usual this year? 

It certainly feels a bit like there are constant notifications from the FDA and CDC about investigations for E. coli, Salmonella, Listeria, and similar foodborne illnesses right now. In part, that’s because there actually are more compared to the first year of the pandemic, when other illnesses were almost universally lower. But in reality, there were fewer outbreaks investigated by the CDC in 2023 than in each of the previous two years. The CDC has investigated one each of E. coli, Salmonella, and Listeria so far in 2024, which is slightly heavier activity than usual for the first two months of the year but not particularly out of the ordinary. We’ll continue to keep an eye on recalls and outbreaks and hope that things die down a bit in the coming days and weeks. 

Source: CDC

Best Read:

Measles infections pose a far greater risk than most realize because they can cause “immune amnesia,” leaving patients more vulnerable to other infections:

Measles infections pose far more risks than most realize - NBC

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