So, you’re in a pickle. Imagine you are going into the biggest job interview of your career, and you notice the interviewer seems to be under the weather during a record breaking flu season. Do you shake his hand? Or do you politely decline? Declining a handshake in any situation has the potential to be offensive. These are just one of the many situations you might run into during the flu season. To avoid an awkward encounter AND the flu, here are a few tips you can follow to keep the flu away!
1.) Stay home- If you are under the weather, and you have the opportunity to stay home to get well, that is your best option; however, we know that being sick isn’t always the ideal situation.
2.) Keep hand sanitizer on hand- Hand sanitizer, alcohol based, or non-alcohol based is a great way to clean your hands after you have been in a crowd or any place in public. It is smart to use hand sanitizer after touching anything that might be harboring the flu virus or dangerous germs. (i.e. someone that is ill and still contagious, door knobs, railings, public telephones, etc.)
3.) Wash your hands thoroughly -Take extra care in washing your hands. We recommend using hot or cold water, a strong antibacterial soap, and scrubbing for good 20 seconds in-between fingers, around your wrists and under your nails. Also, make sure you wash your hands thoroughly before eating. Regular hand washing can drastically decrease your chances of picking up and transferring dangerous germs and bacteria.
Stay tuned for Part Two: “Don’t be THAT Person”. A blog that will give you great insight on how to reduce your chances of transferring your sickness to someone else when YOU are the one sick.
LesLee Winfield is the Digital Marketing Coordinator at Betco Corporation. During her spare time, LesLee enjoys running, movies, and spending time with her family. Click here to contact LesLee directly.