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FEMA IS-522: Exercising Continuity Plans for Pandemics Answers

1. Keeping vital records up to date is less important in a pandemic because the workforce will not have to relocate. A. True
B. False
2. There are no differences between traditional continuity planning and pandemic planning. A. True
B. False
3. The Federal Government recommends that employers plan for workforce absenteeism up to _____ during the height of a pandemic wave. A. 10%
B. 25%
C. 40%
D. 55%
4. During a pandemic, jurisdictions should be alert for: A. The desire of public health agencies to control vaccine distribution.
B. Possible contamination of vaccines.
C. Disputes among communities over the distribution of vaccines.
D. The development of black market outlets for counterfeit vaccines.
5. During a pandemic, a major consideration for first-response agencies is the: A. Unworkability of social distancing for responders.
B. Requirement to decontaminate equipment.
C. Loss of mutual-aid capability.
D. Possible need to call in a volunteer force.
6. Relocating personnel and equipment to multiple locations is a protective measure employers can take during a pandemic. A. True
B. False
7. Which of the following is the major concern for influenza pandemic planning? A. Personal hygiene
B. Poultry shortages
C. Physical damage to government facilities
D. Workforce absenteeism
8. Pandemic influenzas are tracked according to: A. The speed at which the influenza spreads.
B. Matrixes established by the Federal Government.
C. The area of the world in which they first appear.
D. The number of people affected and the spread of the infection.
9. First responders can benefit from social distancing during a pandemic. A. True
B. False
10. Orders of succession should be at least ______ deep during a pandemic. A. 8
B. 7
C. 6
D. 5
11. A mitigation strategy to ensure adequate supplies and services during a pandemic is: A. Consolidating supplies at one location.
B. Developing standby contracts.
C. Keeping an inventory.
D. Rationing.
12. During a pandemic, goods and services may become scarce as a result of: A. Black market operations.
B. Restrictions on travel into and out of affected areas.
C. Unwillingness to purchase goods and services due to fear of contamination.
D. Hoarding by the citizens.
13. A pandemic situation may cause emergency dispatch and response operations to: A. Improve reaction time.
B. Increase the number of responders.
C. Be slower than usual.
D. Stop using supplemental personnel.
14. Due to advances in modern science, an influenza pandemic vaccine would be available immediately after a pandemic started. A. True
B. False
15. Because many fatalities can be expected during a pandemic, it is important for the planning team to consider: A. Truncated hiring procedures for replacement personnel.
B. Restrictions on the handling of infected remains.
C. Cold-storage units for temporary morgue facilities.
D. Protocols for notifying family members.
16. Unlike colds, pandemic influenzas: A. Cannot be passed from human to human.
B. Strike in “waves” that may last as long as 8 to 12 weeks.
C. Are not accompanied by a cough.
D. Must be tracked to a source to determine whether they are truly pandemics.
17. Essential functions _______________ in a pandemic situation. A. May be reduced to minimal levels
B. Are not required to be continued
C. Can usually be continued from the primary facility or through social distancing
D. Must be transferred to the devolution site
18. Pandemic influenzas generally begin: A. In areas, such as airplanes, where air is recirculated.
B. When temperatures become cold enough to keep the virus from dying.
C. When drinking water becomes contaminated.
D. In swine, birds, or other animals.
19. In response to the threat of an influenza pandemic, the Federal government specifically created which of the following? A. Pandemic Phases Timeline
B. National Strategy for Pandemic Influenza
C. NSPD-51/HSPD-20
D. FPC 65
20. Pandemic influenzas cannot be distinguished from seasonal influenzas. A. True
B. False