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How to Combat Cold & Flu Season in the Office

Returning to the Office Just in Time for a Potentially Dramatic Cold and Flu Season

Last year, the US had a major break from colds and flu, thanks to measures intended to reduce the effect of the pandemic. Deaths from influenza were down 95% according to public health researchers, and rates of flu activity measured in sample collections fell dramatically. This year, predictions suggest there could be a strong swing in the other direction, with hundreds of thousands of flu hospitalizations above the rate for a typical year in the past. There’s a strong emphasis on the flu shot this year since most of the population missed their chance to boost immunity by mild exposure during the previous flu season. The use of a commercial cleaning and disinfecting service such as Enviro-Master Services can also help reduce risk, with electrostatic spraying service providing ongoing broad protection in workplaces. We’ll likely be hearing a lot more about flu precautions as cases develop this year.

In Workplaces, Flu Transmission Methods Resume

With the world focused on COVID-19 and its variants, workers returning to offices and spending more time indoors as the seasons change need to think about the annual return of colds and flu. With the high degree of social isolation last year, physical pathogen transmission was quite limited. Now we must watch our hygiene habits and resume thinking about where we touch and how we dispose of tissues after nose blowing. Commercial restroom cleaning service will become more important as waves of flu pass through populations, leading to more coughing, sneezing, and other activities as part of bathroom visits. Since variants of COVID-19 are also on the move, COVID-19 cleaning service is doubly helpful since it provides general protection against viral transmission in an increasingly mobile and interactive population.

Cleanliness is a Reminder of Sanitary Practices

Regular commercial cleaning and disinfecting services not only help block disease transmission through surfaces, but they also serve as a reminder to people to consider their own practices. Commercial restroom cleaning service keeps people aware of their own sanitary practices to keep the sense of order and cleanliness that is present. Even commercial drain treatment and tile and grout deep cleaning keep odors and dinginess from creating an unhealthy atmosphere in the restroom. Careful cleaning of drains and tile surfaces also provides direct ongoing protection, along with electrostatic spraying service, to keep a broad spectrum of immune system challenges at bay, not just the ones that are the current focus of attention. Electrostatic spraying service has also been shown to remain effective during the better part of the week following treatment, simplifying ongoing protection for workers who may have a freshly cleaned workplace on Monday, but experience a buildup of germs over the week.

Resuming Hygiene Best Practices for Busy Workplaces

Anywhere people cross paths frequently is a chance to reduce dramatic flu transmission this year. That’s why emphasis on Enviro-Master Services commercial restroom cleaning service and electrostatic spraying service is so timely. Our paper management program and hand hygiene services also help keep germs from spreading. Getting a head start on flu season with flu shots and sanitary practices is key. Call us to get started.

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