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FEMA IS-520: Introduction to Continuity of Operations Planning for Pandemic Influenzas Answers

FEMA IS-520: Introduction to Continuity of Operations Planning for Pandemic Influenzas Answers

1. During a pandemic, lack of personnel in one area will not impact other areas as long as measures are taken to contain the virus. A. True
B. False
2. Organizations are responsible for ensuring that employees are not at risk of contracting the virus as a result of work conditions. A. True
B. False
3. Contingency plans should be developed for: A. Transferring all essential functions to another agency for continued operations
B. Systems or equipment that are required to provide essential services
C. Relocating all agency personnel to a State where the pandemic has not struck yet
D. The discontinuance of constitutional government
4. When completing pandemic plans, the planning team should assume that: A. Interstate commerce will be halted
B. Supplies can be ordered from suppliers in other parts of the country
C. Suppliers will also have service disruptions
D. A 6-month supply of supplies should be stocked before the pandemic strikes
5. Postpandemic evaluations should be conducted: A. As a government-wide process
B. Within 14 days after the pandemic ends
C. So that all vendors provide after-action input
D. In the same manner as for other incidents
6. All employees should be encouraged to: A. Wash their hands frequently with soap and water or alcohol-based hand cleaner if soap isn’t available
B. Touch door handles, telephones, and other surfaces with the hand instead of potentially contaminated paper towels
C. Avoid direct contact with any other employee
D. Turn their heads when coughing or sneezing
7. Planners should build ____________ into their plans so that employees know when they need to get supplies that may be needed for an extended period away from the office. A. Cascading event considerations
B. Triggers
C. Evacuation procedures
D. Use of the Incident Command System
8. When developing a test, training, and exercise program for the pandemic plan, organizations should ensure that: A. Essential personnel know that they are expected to work even if they get the flu
B. Essential functions can be completed even if Information Technology systems fail
C. Pandemic plans can work for up to 30 days without interruption
D. All operations can continue with dramatically fewer people
9. An examination of ___________________ will be critical to continued operations during a pandemic. A. Other plans
B. Workforce impacts
C. The availability of a vaccine at the time the plan is developed
D. Interstate transportation
10. A

key characteristic of pandemic influenzas is that they: A. Spread slowly throughout specific populations
B. Occur in a single wave, then recede quickly
C. Have the ability to mutate rapidly
D. Are not spread through human-to-human contact
11. Organizational operations that ensure the continuance of vital services and exercise civil authority are called: A. Critical infrastructure maintenance
B. Essential functions
C. Continuity of services
D. National primary functions
12. One long-lasting effect of a pandemic influenza is that: A. The population must be concerned about the virus returning in subsequent years
B. Some victims may not be identifiable through usual identification methods
C. Families will not be able to claim their relatives’ remains as the virus ‘gases out’
D. Survivors may develop severe psychological problems
13. _____________________ identifies who is authorized to act on behalf of an organization’s head or other officials for specified purposes. A. Delegations of authority
B. Continuity planners
C. Orders of succession
D. Emergency Relocation Managers
14. One key planning factor for pandemic influenzas will be: A. Protecting public health employees as they work on a vaccine
B. Identifying additional mutual aid partners
C. Developing strategies for keeping sick employees on the job
D. Managing public expectations about which agencies can do what and in what timeframe
15. Pandemic planning is much different than planning for other types of emergencies in that: A. A smaller number of response personnel are required
B. The population will be sick but able to take care of themselves
C. Infrastructure will continue to operate normally
D. Key decisions will have to be made with partial information
16. Each organization conducting pandemic planning must consider: A. What to tell the public when key services cannot be accomplished
B. Which personnel they will put ‘at risk’ to protect others
C. How they will complete essential services with considerably fewer personnel
D. When to call on higher-level resources to assist
17. A personnel protection strategy that may be effective for nonresponse personnel is: A. Two-way flow of information
B. Workflow planning
C. Social distancing
D. Vaccination
18. If shift work is used, it is advisable to assign two employees to the same desk to contain the virus as much as possible. A. True
B. False
19. Pandemic influenzas: A. Usually are less contagious than seasonal influenzas
B. Attack humans, who have no immunity to them
C. Occur every fall and winter
D. Are transmitted via birds, swine, and other animals
20. The planning team for pandemic influenzas must include: A. Members of the State Emergency Response Committee
B. Personnel from the next higher government level
C. Medical examiners and coroners
D. Mutual aid partners