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Prepare Your Office for Flu Season

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Posted by ServiceMaster | November 25th, 2019 | Categories : Office Cleaning

The flu season ebbs and flows throughout the year. However, the height of the season is December through February. As Fall comes to an end, the days get shorter and sick employees become common. Prepare your office to make it through the flu season unscathed. Use the following tips to help keep your office healthy all year long.

How the Flu Spreads

When you have the flu, you’re most contagious in the first 3-4 days of their sickness. Employees with the flu can spread their illness to others up to six feet away. It’s important to cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze and cough. In addition, you can also spread the flu one day before symptoms appear to five to seven days after becoming sick.



Encourage employees to get a flu shot. A great way to do this is to set up a flu shot clinic on-site or make sure that your employees have access to free flu shots at a local pharmacy. This not only keeps each individual healthy but also helps limit the spread of the flu to others.


Sick Days

Review sick day policies with your employees. Make sure everyone is on the same page about remote working policies, sick days and when employees should stay home. When sick employees stay out of the office, everyone else is more likely to stay healthy.


Educate Office

Hold a meeting with your office to talk about how the flu spreads, ways to lower your chances of getting the flu and stress management. Ongoing stress can make you more vulnerable to illness. Creating an open conversation about flu season allows employees to keep these strategies top of mind before they get sick.


Clean Germy Areas

Keep common spaces and high touch items disinfected. Place hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes and other cleaning supplies throughout the office. You might be surprised to learn about the dirtiest items in your office.


Wash Your Hands

This seems like an obvious tip, but you’d be surprised how many people don’t take the time to wash your hands correctly. Wash your hands the right way for at least 20 seconds scrubbing your hands with soap and running water.


Schedule Professional Janitorial Cleanings

Your office is busy enough without having the added responsibility of keeping flu germs at bay. Trust our professional team to do just that. We offer detail cleaning for high traffic areas, sanitizing restrooms as well as other common areas like break rooms.


ServiceMaster Twin Cities in Little Rock, Arkansas has provided janitorial services to local businesses for almost 30 years. Our expert team can make your educational facility shine with our high-quality, reliable cleaning services. Contact us to schedule regular janitorial services. Our team takes the time to learn about your business. We have the experience to provide the high-quality, reliable service you need. You can count on our detailed processes to disinfect, sanitize and thoroughly clean your office this flu season.


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