How to Prepare Your Office for Flu Season

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The past year has been hard on office health. COVID-19 has made employee health more important than ever. With flu season right around it’s time to start thinking about how you can support that health. There are many ways you can prepare your office for flu season.

Flu Season Facts

The best way to prepare against flu season is to know what you are up against. Flu season begins in October and usually lasts until April. It peaks in winter between December and February. Influenza is contagious for 1-4 days and takes the same amount of time for symptoms to appear. The symptoms of COVID-19 and influenza are similar. Fever, sore throat, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle aches, and cough are signs of both. It’s important to note that loss of taste and smell is not common with flu and a key way to determine the difference. 

Individual Ways to Prepare for the Flu

Personal health is a key way to prepare for and prevent influenza. Encouraging employees to stay healthy is a great way to prevent the flu from spreading in your office. Offering employee perks like gym memberships and healthy food in the break room can promote health. Regular exercise, sleep, and diet can help keep an immune system in top shape. Washing hands regularly helps prevent the spread of germs. You can encourage employees to do so with strategically placed signage. 

Ways to Prepare Your Office for Flu Season

Keeping your office clean for your employees is extra important during flu season. Taking steps to prevent the spread of germs can keep employees healthy and business going as usual. Providing disinfecting solutions in your office can encourage employees to prevent germs. Keeping surfaces clean and disinfected is a key way to keep your office space healthy. Regular cleaning will help kill any bacteria or viruses on your surfaces. A professional cleaning team can properly take care of this for you. They will know the proper equipment and products to use to make sure your office is safe and healthy for all. 

At Kleen Office Environments we have over twenty years of experience cleaning and disinfecting. Our staff is professional and here to help with all your cleaning needs. To learn more about our services check out our website