It’s that time of year again–cold and flu season. So if you’ve been thinking about hiring an office cleaning company for your Chesapeake or Virginia Beach, VA office, there’s never been a better time. Infection control and disinfection is on the minds of many people — including your staff.
You might feel that your office is clean and healthy, but a flu, cold or COVID outbreak says otherwise.
Fortunately, getting your office ready is easier than you think. Here are a few simple tips to kick germs to the curb.
Install wall-mounted hand sanitizers to fight viruses
You can ask every employee to keep hand sanitizer at their desk, but they might not comply.
If you really want to prepare for the flu and/or coronavirus, purchase several wall mount sanitizing systems — depending on the size of your office — and ask employees to sanitize their hands throughout the day. Good locations include the entryway of your office, the break room, and maybe the conference room.
Require sick employees to stay home
Yes, everyone has to earn a living. But coming to work sick doesn’t benefit anyone, so ask that anyone with flu-like symptoms stay home. Symptoms of the flu and coronavirus can include a fever, body aches, a sore throat, coughing and congestion.
Administer flu shots in-office
Getting a flu shot is one of the best ways to prevent the virus. You can encourage employees to visit their primary care doctor or a local pharmacy for vaccination, or partner with a local pharmacy and host your own on-site flu vaccination clinic. Of course, you can’t make your staff get the flu shot, but you can offer incentives. Maybe free lunch or a gift card for those who get the shot.
Hire an office cleaning service
You can’t stop germs or flu season, but hiring Eco Green Office Cleaning Services to clean and disinfect your office on a regular basis can significantly reduce the number of germs and bacteria in your workplace. We can disinfect phones, keyboards, door handles, light switches, elevator buttons and other commonly touched surfaces. These measures can stop viruses and lower the risk of an office outbreak. Click here to learn more about our infection control/disinfection service.
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