The Flu: Not Welcome Here

It seems that this year’s flu season is markedly worse than past years. In the workplace, it can be especially difficult to manage. Fortunately, the CDC provides excellent guidance to manage the spread of the flu in the office. You may want to consider posting these items in a place where employees can see them.

  • Symptoms of the flu include fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, body aches, chills and fatigue.
  • If you have the flu, you should avoid contact with other people except to get medical care. This is especially true when you have a fever. Stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone.
  • Wash your hands with warm water and soap regularly throughout the day, for at least 20 seconds each time.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough and sneeze.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Clean work surfaces regularly. Phones and keyboards are notorious sites for lingering bacteria.
  • Getting regular sleep, managing stress and drinking plenty of water are good habits that can help you stay healthy during flu season.


Most importantly, if you get the flu, take care of yourself. Your full recovery depends upon it.