The 2018 flu season has left everybody feeling weary and paranoid. Though the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has declared that the flu season has finally, finally peaked, it warns that there are still unusually high numbers of flu-related hospitalizations occurring around the nation. This means that we can all breathe a slight sigh of relief, but we cannot become careless in our cleaning habits.
One of the most powerful ways to prevent the pervasive spread of the flu begins in the workplace. Just like schools, offices and other workplaces are hubs of germs and contagious diseases. By taking certain preventive measures, offices can ensure that they do not enable the spread of the flu.
Undergo Regular, Thorough Cleanings
Only regular and comprehensive cleanings can reduce the presence of bacteria in office spaces. The true quantity of germs lingering in offices was proven in a 2014 study in which researchers placed a norovirus-like sample on doorknobs, tabletops, and other surfaces within office spaces. They found that 40-60 percent of office surfaces had been contaminated with the virus within less than 4 hours!