Will the combination of the flu and COVID create a twin pandemic that hurts local businesses? That’s the fear reported by Boston.com, citing health experts growing concerns about infectious disease. While people have the ability to receive vaccinations for both the flu and COVID, not everyone is doing so. As a business owner, what can you do to keep your employees and customers healthy?
Clean Facilities Are Healthy Facilities: The Role of Office Cleaning in Employee Health
One way that germs are spread is called surface transmission. Surface transmission happens when one person, who is sick, touches a hard surface like a door handle or countertop. Their contact transfers some germs from their body to this hard surface. Now, when another person comes into contact with this hard surface, they can pick up the germs and become sick.
One way to counter surface transmission is to encourage all of your employees and customers to thoroughly wash their hands frequently. Another way to counter surface transmission is by having your Norwood office cleaning service thoroughly cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitizing your facility regularly.
The products used to clean, sanitize and disinfect office spaces are the same used to clean hospitals and other patient care settings. This means they are both safe and powerful. Human beings, even those with allergies or sensitivities, can safely be around these products when used as directed. However, germs of all sorts, including viruses and harmful bacteria, will be eliminated.
The flu season in Massachusetts begins mid-October and continues through the winter months. Because people are indoors more and there’s less fresh air circulating through businesses, it’s especially important to keep the workplace clean and hygienic. This will help keep your employees and customers healthy. This reduces the amount of productivity lost to employee absences, and can help prevent the community spread of harmful disease.