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Ways to Keep Your Business Clean and Safe During Flu Season

Wiping Keyboard at Work

With COVID-19 and the flu, keeping your business clean and safe is essential. We compiled some tips to help you keep your employees healthy this winter. 

Up the Cleaning

Consistent, professional cleaning is essential, and you can even increase the amount of cleanings. In addition, increase cleaning and disinfecting of frequently touched surfaces. You can also encourage employees to wipe down phones, keyboards, door handles, and other objects after they use them. The following are known to carry more germs than you can imagine: 

  • Light switches
  • Phones
  • Bathroom and company kitchen faucets
  • Elevator buttons
  • Desktops
  • Office equipment
  • Water cooler
  • Coffee maker
  • Vending machines

Stay Home

Encourage sick employees to stay home and avoid spreading germs around the office. Offer ways for sick employees to work remotely if it’s feasible. 

Vary Your Shifts

If you can, consider staggered shifts for employees. Staggering shifts minimizes the amount of interaction that employees will have with one another, which could lower the risk of transmission.

Go Online

Online meeting fatigue is real, but it does prevent contaminating other employees. If you can, increase the amount of virtual meetings and in-person events during flu season. Instead of a holiday party, host a summer BBQ when you can have an event outdoors and during warmer summer months. 

Need Help? 

Contact us today if you have questions about keeping employees safe this winter season or want to inquire about commercial cleaning.