Workplace Flu Prevention Tips

It’s that time of year again…cold and flu season!!

The flu is a highly contagious virus that can spread like wildfire in an office setting. It only takes one sick employee to leave you with a skeleton crew. And with the majority of your staff out sick, productivity goes out the window.

Workplace flu prevention can seem like a losing battle, yet there are ways to stay healthy and protect your office from germs.

Of course, you can’t fight the flu alone. But with your employees’ participation, you can keep your office flu-free this season. Here’s how:

*Install hand sanitizing machines and encourage employees (and visitors) to sanitize their hands upon entering the building. It also helps to install sanitizers in other areas, such as the conference room or break room. Give each employee a pocket-sized sanitizer for their desks.

*Create a “stay home sick” policy. Realistically speaking, employees can’t stay home for every sneeze or cough. But if they have flu-like symptoms like a fever, body aches, chest congestion, a severe cough and fatigue, ask them to leave the office immediately. Remember, one sick employee slowing down productivity is better than an entire office.

*Hire a janitorial company. Commercial janitorial cleaning in Virginia Beach, Norfolk and Chesapeake not only keeps your trash bins empty and your floors vacuumed, it can also keep your office germ-free. This reduces the spread of viruses. Cleanliness isn’t only about a tidy appearance – it’s also about disinfecting telephones, door knobs, light switches, water fountains, keyboards and desks.

Ready to stop the flu in its track? To learn more about commercial janitorial office cleaning in Virginia Beach, Norfolk or Chesapeake, give us a call or fill out the contact us form for a free quote. 

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