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6 Tips for Preventing the Spread of the Flu at Work

Employees are a crucial resource at any business. There are steps you can take during the flu season, to help protect the health of your employees.

  1. Encourage all employees to get a seasonal flu vaccine each fall. CDC recommends everyone 6 months and older get an annual flu vaccine.
  2. Consider hosting a flu vaccine clinic at your workplace, if possible. Provide resources to employees about where they can get a flu vaccine in their community.
  3. Develop and review sick leave policies that encourage sick workers to stay at home without fear repercussions.
  4. Sick employees should be asked to go home. Employees who appear to have a flu symptoms upon arrival or become sick during the work day should be promptly separated from others and asked to go home.
  5. Develop other flexible policies to allow workers to telework and create other leave policies to allow workers to stay home to care for sick family members or care for children if schools close.
  6. Provide resources and a work environment that promotes preventive actions to reduce the spread of flu. For example, provide tissues, no-touch trash cans, hand soap, and/or hand sanitizer.

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