Your Guide to Cold and Flu to understand the impact colds and the influenza can have on your family, and for information on the most effective methods of prevention and treatment.
Decreasing your own risk of infection decreases the risk to such vulnerable groups as young children, the elderly, and those with compromised immune systems — so this cold and flu season, read up, rest up, and help those around you resist these seasonal viruses.
5 Tips to Prevent Flu in the Workplace
- Remember prevention is key. Remind your employees to get their seasonal flu vaccine.
- Promote hygiene etiquette. Encourage preventive actions, such as covering one’s mouth when sneezing and washing one’s hands often with soap.
- Implement flexible sick-leave policies. Encourage sick employees to stay at home without fear of judgment or repercussions.
- Provide proper resources. Place tissues, no-touch garbage cans, and hand sanitizers around the office.
- Book a workplace flu clinic. Hosting an on-site workplace flu clinic is a simple way to encourage employees to get vaccinated. Spectrum Health Care provides an easy solution — they supply the vaccines, help promote the clinic within your organization, and provide a nurse who administers the shots on-site.