Cold And Flu Season Is Still Going Strong

With cold and Flu season still going, there are some things you can do to help stop the spread.

Avoid close contact – Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.

Stay home when you are sick – If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. This will help prevent spreading your illness to others.

Cover your mouth and nose – Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick. Flu and other serious respiratory illnesses, like respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), whooping cough, and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), are spread by cough, sneezing, or unclean hands.

Clean your hands – Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth – Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.

Practice other good health habits – Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school, especially when someone is ill. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.

Is your facility cleaning the flu hot spots daily?

Yes, there are hot spots for germs. A quality facilities service will ensure they are all hit hard because they know those nasty germs can spread quickly if not addressed. However, a responsible facility manager will require increased frequency and cleaning requirements during flu season. A quality disinfectant should be used to fight flu germs. High traffic areas like bathrooms, kitchens, and shared spaces must be treated correctly so that germs don’t linger and spread. Additionally, and especially during flu season, chemicals should be applied correctly to anything that is touched regularly by employees, clients, patients, students, and other public facility users. Particularly light switches, door knobs, furniture, flat surfaces, drawers and handles, any knobs or faucets, soap dispensers, kitchen sponges and brushes, lockers, and other areas depending on the facility type should be carefully cleaned as frequently as possible – daily attention is recommended during those months when folks are more at risk of contracting the flu.

Give us a call if you have questions or you need help developing a plan to help combat the cold and flu season.

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