Flu season is once again upon us, and any public place provides the perfect breeding grounds for germs.

Right now Enterovirus D68, a respiratory virus, has been a prominent strain, mainly spreading among infants, children, and teenagers. Enteroviruses are not new to the United States, but this year, the Enterovirus D68 has spread to more people than usual.

In response, the CDC created a useful infographic that outlines six major steps to take to prevent getting or spreading Enterovirus D68. While this infographic is tailored to children, these tips can be applied to all situations to reduce the spread of germs, including cold and flu.

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Follow these tips from the CDC:

– Avoid touching your face (eyes, mouth, nose) with unwashed hands.

– Clean and disinfect surfaces.

– Cover your coughs and sneezes.

– Stay home when you are sick.

– Wash your hands often with soap and water.

– Avoid close contact with sick people.

Click on the PDF button below to download the printable infographic:


Some other useful tips:

– Open a window: Let fresh air in, if possible. While opening a window won’t get rid of germs, it will help circulate the air inside your office and get rid of toxins or mold.

– Practice good health habits: Eat a variety of nutritious foods to ensure you are getting all of the vitamins and minerals you need. Make sure you are getting plenty of sleep.

– Use hand sanitizers: When possible, use warm water and soap to sanitize your hands. If you can’t wash your hands, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

How FlexPAC can help:

We provide different janitorial solutions from disinfectants to industrial cleaners, so during flu season, it is important to make sure that bathrooms and common areas are cleaned thoroughly to stop the spread of germs.

Contact us to learn more about the different products we offer to help keep you healthy.

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