Keeping your facility’s occupants healthy year-round should be a big priority for owners and facility managers alike, and flu season is no exception. Luckily, there are a few steps you can put in place to help prevent the spread of the flu in your facility.
Know who is the most Vulnerable to the Flu
Although everyone is susceptible to getting the flu, some are at higher risk of exposure. They include:
- People over the age of 65
- People whose immune systems are compromised
- Pregnant women
- People with chronic medical conditions (asthma, diabetes, heart disease, and lung disease)
There are some simple things your occupants can do to minimize the effects of flu season:
This is the best method to stop the spread of the flu. Encourage your occupants to get vaccinated.
Sick? Stay Home!
This seems like a no-brainer, but many people go to work sick. This naturally spreads illness, including the flu.
Wash your Hands
Encourage occupants to frequently wash their hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. An alcohol-based hand rub can also be used when soap and water are not readily available.
Keep surfaces (telephones, door knobs, computer equipment, etc.) clean. Avoid using other peoples’ phones, desks, computers, or other frequently touched equipment.
Want to know more about keeping your facility safe from the flu this winter? Call MaintenX today!