Staying Healthy in the Workplace

It's that time of the year again - flu and cold season - and it's shaping up to be a bad one. But luckily, there are some easy ways for everyone to stay healthy and prevent the spreading of germs in the workplace. Here are some quick tips:

  • Hand washing is key to preventing the spread of germs.Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing and sneezing. You can also use the crook of your elbow, just be sure to wash your shirt that night. 
  • Wash your hands frequently using soap. 
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces such as your phone, mouse, keyboard, etc.
  • Flu shots - for anyone interested, you likely can get one at little to no cost. Please reach out to your medical insurance provider to confirm. (For those on our BCBS plan, the vaccine should be at no cost if received in-network. However, if it is received with other covered services at a provider's office, you may be required to pay the applicable cost for other services.)

For more information about flu awareness and prevention, visit the Flu Facts page on the BCBS website here.