Avoiding the Flu at the Office: Part II

Here are some additional tips to share with your staff to protect themselves and others during flu season.

Encourage your staff not to shake hands during flu season.
Clients and visitors will appreciate them saying, “Please forgive me for not shaking your hand; I haven’t been feeling well.”

Cough or sneeze into your elbow.
As you could imagine, coughing or sneezing directly into your palm is a quick way to make your hands a host full of germs. Get into the habit of using your elbow instead, and encourage others to do the same.

Don’t prepare food for the office party.
While potlucks and office parties are fun, it isn’t hard for any germs in your household to make their way to your dish. Request that your employees bring food that is already prepared or store-bought instead.

Provide disinfectant wipes.
An efficient and inexpensive way to prevent the spread of illness is by providing disinfectant wipes for employees to use on surfaces such as desks, keyboards, and mice.

Schedule professional cleanings.
While you and your team can play an active role in preventing the spread of the flu this season, you may not have the time and resources available to ensure your area remains as germ-free as possible. With regular professional commercial cleaning services in Denver, CO, you can help avoid the spread of the flu and stay productive this season.