It is shaping up to be a rough cold and flu season.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) the 2019-2020 flu season has resulted in as many as 32 million illnesses and 18,000 deaths, with weeks to go.
While flu shots can lessen symptoms for some people, flu strains mutate and change each year, making it impossible for the flu vaccine to perfectly target every influenza variation. As an added source of worry, there is a lot of anxiety around the novel coronavirus which has left tens of thousands of people ill across the world.
But there are still plenty of steps you can take to protect yourself, your customers and your employees from these viruses.
Healthy Employees are Productive Employees
A clean environment is the first step, and providing your employees with tissues, hand sanitizer, and antibacterial soap can go a long way in preventing the spread of germs. Experts say that 20 seconds of thorough hand washing with soap and water can prevent the transmission of influenza virus to doorknobs, file folders, and more. Other healthy habits recommended by the CDC include:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Encourage your employees to stay home when they are sick
- Cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing
- If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
Keeping restrooms well-stocked is always important, but in flu season it’s especially critical to ensure that your employees don’t ever come across an empty soap dispenser. You will also want to keep plenty of hand sanitizer available to encourage its use.
Let Us Do the Work for You
Roscoe provides a restroom and hygiene supply service that will give you the confidence of knowing that these necessities are always well stocked, keeping office and workplace restrooms supplied with tissue, paper towels, hand sanitizers, hand soaps, deodorizers, toilet seat sanitizers and restroom floor mats.
To find out more information about how we can help, give us a call us at 888-4-Roscoe or click on the link below.
In business since 1921, Roscoe is family owned and operated with the high-quality customer service that keeps our customers coming back year after year.