Between January and end of March, the flu virus runs rampant across the United States. As affected employees can cut down on productivity and efficiency, it’s time to take the necessary precautions to prevent it from hitting your office. Keep in mind that although the flu season hits hardest around this time of year, it’s been known to affect people year-round. In addition to equipping your operation with a NY Business Insurance policy, heed the following advice.
Keep it clean.
Organize common areas such as the break room and restrooms. Keeping them spotless can help to mitigate some of the inherent germs that populate these areas. If you don’t have the resources or time to do it yourself, hire an outside company to regularly clean these areas.
Set up a flu drive.
Organize a drive to have certified healthcare officials conduct flu shot clinics. This is an ounce of prevention, almost literally. If you can’t offer your team full benefits packages, an event like a clinic could compensate at least partially, states Small Business Trends.
Remind your employees of the peak flu season and the symptoms they could face. Encourage healthy eating habits, provide healthy snacks, and supply them with plenty of fresh water throughout the day. Send an email to them each week to remind employees to take care of themselves during this time period, as well.
Have a plan.
There’s a good chance one or more of your employees will be affected by the flu in the next few weeks. In a small business, this could severely impact your operation. Devise a plan for how you will tackle the day’s work if one or two people call out.
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