Keep your office from becoming another statistic.
111 million workdays are lost every year because of the flu. Flu costs your company lost workdays, lost productivity, hospitalizations, and, in some cases, even death. The Centers for Disease Control reports that up to 111 million workdays are lost every year because of the flu at a cost to businesses of an estimated $7 billion per year in sick days and lost productivity.
Make it your business to fight the flu. Take action to keep your workplace healthy this flu season and reduce the likelihood of flu spreading to both customers and employees.
Plan, prepare and respond to COVID-19
Businesses and employers can prevent and slow the spread of COVID-19 within the workplace. Business operation decisions should be based on both the level of disease transmission in the community and your readiness to protect the safety and health of your employees and customers.
How businesses can prepare for flu season
Lead by example
- Employers and supervisors can lead by example, by getting vaccinated themselves and encouraging their staff to do the same.
- Educate employees about flu vaccine through in-house communications tools like newsletters, emails, or breakroom posters.
Offer flu vaccine
- Offer access to vaccination on-site or provide resources for where to go in the community. Ask your employer insurance company or local pharmacy for referrals; or provide a link to Immunize Nevada's list. Consider providing time off to get vaccinated.
Update policies and supplies
- Remind employees to take everyday preventive steps like staying home and away from others when sick, covering coughs and sneezes, and washing hands to reduce the spread of germs. Businesses can interrupt the spread of flu through leave policies that provide paid sick leave and staying home when sick.
- Stock up! Are bathrooms stocked with soap and sanitizer? Are your janitorial crews equipped with wipes and other antibacterial cleaning tools to stop germs on the surface? And are your staff members given the right technology and access to work from home? Evaluating your supplies and stocking up where necessary can be the difference between a healthy, productive office and a sluggish, sickly staff.