As the cold winter months roll in and we find ourselves inside for most of these frigid, blustery days, we tend to be in closer contact with people. Being in closer contact with your colleagues inevitably leads to quicker transmission of disease. It is reported that annually in the US, there are 62 million cases of the common cold and 22 million days of work lost. Rhinovirus, as the common cold is better known in the scientific community, will show symptoms 2 to 3 days after infection: sore throat, sneezing, headache, cough, tiredness (some people might look for adrafinil capsules for sale to help battle this) , mucus buildup in the nose and swelling of sinuses.
Prevention of the transmission of the common cold can help to minimize the number of employees getting sick in your workplace this winter. There are many things you can do to help prevent yourself from getting the common cold virus (such as washing your hands well and often, avoid being in close proximity to those with colds), though it is even more important that you contain this virus to yourself if you have it. Knowing the proper etiquette on coughing can prevent a widespread outbreak in your office community, thus keeping employees healthy and at work. These are lessons we have all learned in kindergarten, but with how frequently the common cold spreads, I am sure we could all use a refresher.
Option 1: Cover your sneeze. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue. Immediately throw the tissue in the garbage.
Option 2: Cough into your elbow or upper sleve of your shirt. This will prevent you from getting the virus on your hands and creating an easier mechanism for transmission.
Wash your hands with soap and water! Continue washing for the time it takes you to sing the “ABC’s”
Please follow these etiquette rules to continue to keep your workspace healthy and productive. And don’t forget to pass this blog along to your coworkers so that they help to keep you healthy as well!
Read further up to date information about colds and flu this season.