The outbreak of COVID-19 has taught business owners how quickly germs can spread in the workforce. When one coworker comes to work sick, it’s likely his colleagues will also come down with the same illness. As a business owner, it’s important to do everything you can to protect your employees this upcoming flu season.
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Make sure that you have adequate sick leave policies set in place. Allowing employees the time off to recover from their illness prevents them from spreading germs. Make sure that the policies are determined before the start of flu season. The amount of paid time off allocated for illness should be established and communicated with employees. If possible, consider implementing a work from home policy. Work from home may work well for employees who are still contagious but well enough to perform their duties.
If space in the office allows, social distancing helps to prevent the spread of germs. Whenever possible, encourage employees to keep at least six feet of distance from one another. Sometimes this is not possible in a small office with multiple staff members. Consider investing in some plexiglass or plastic dividers.
The number one way to protect your employees during flu season is to keep a clean office. Office cleaning should always be done by a professional. Hiring a professional is worth the price because it ensures the area is cleaned properly. Our trained professionals offer the best office cleaning NYC has to offer. We want to keep your employees happy and healthy this winter.