Cold & Flu Prevention Tips

Cold & Flu Prevention Tips

Each year, businesses lose productivity and profit to the spread of the cold and flu viruses. Learn more about the effects on office buildings, healthcare and education facilities to prepare for cold and flu season. Then, take advantage of our helpful tips to keep your employees healthy and your buildings sanitary.

4 Tips for Prevention

Reduce absenteeism, decrease healthcare claims and provide a healthy and safer environment for employees and tenants with these tips:

Office Buildings

Cold and flu season is responsible for nearly 44 million annual sick days in the U.S., resulting in almost $9.5 billion of financial burden on the business economy.1 The following key areas in the office buildings have the highest likelihood of harboring cold- and flu-causing germs:

  • Public restrooms
  • Common areas and gathering places like the lobby and meeting rooms
  • Desktops and door handles
  • Building entrances

Education Facilities

Schools are an easy place for germs to spread among students, teachers and faculty. It is imperative to clean and disinfect commonly-touched surfaces like desks, bathroom stall handles and water fountains to keep students in school and learning this cold and flu season.

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Healthcare Facilities

Healthcare and long-term care facilities face a year-round risk of the spread of germs and viruses among patients and staff, requiring extensive sanitation and disinfecting programs with specialized cleaning products.

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Cold & Flu Resources

Cold & Flu for Office Buildings
Cold & Flu for Office Buildings
The PURELL Advanced Workforce Solution
The PURELL® Advanced Workforce Solution
The Benefits of Cleaning with Microfiber
The Benefits of Cleaning with Microfiber
Prevent Germs with Kleenex
Prevent Germs with Kleenex®