Flu season is in full effect. We’ve had many staffers here at NACC with the flu – myself included – and, my advice is simple: if at all possible – stay home. Just like a sick child staying home from school, staying home from work is important to help prevent spreading the virus or cold any further.
This year especially, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) is working with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and with health professionals across the United States to coordinate a public health response to COVID-19, i.e. the Coronavirus. Some important suggestions from the CDC and the HHS are to actively encourage employees to stay home, separate sick employees from the healthy, emphasize respiratory etiquette and hand hygiene by all employees, and to perform routine environmental cleaning. This information doesn’t just apply to those suspected of having some type of flu virus. If an employee isn’t feeling well, and it is at all possible, encourage them to focus on themselves – so when they do return to work, they can focus on their work.
I understand all employees and all businesses aren’t always afforded the luxury of “work from home” opportunities or even consecutive sick days for employees or business owners, as deadlines always seem to persist. There is, however, a lot you can still do to take care of yourself, your employees, and your customers. I encourage you to do what you can to take care of yourself and in turn take care of your business.
In good health – Kaylin
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