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Preparing for Flu Season During the COVID-19 Pandemic Each year, the
seasonal flu has a marked impact on businesses and employers, causing
increased absenteeism, decreased productivity and higher health care costs.
The past few flu seasons have seen high hospitalization
and mortality rates, which has public health experts
fearing another deadly flu season.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
recommends strategies to help employers fight the flu and
talk to employees about what a flu season during the
pandemic looks like.
Educate Employees on the Flu
COVID-19 Unfortunately, because
the flu and COVID-19 are both
contagious respiratory illnesses,
some of the symptoms are similar.
Due to the similarity in symptoms between COVID-19 and the flu, it may
be difficult to determine whether an employee has the flu or COVID-19
without being tested.
Preparing Your Workplace for Flu Season During the
Pandemic There are a variety of steps employers can
take to protect employees and prepare for flu season-
which may include steps you've taken in response to
COVID-19-regardless of whether employees are in the
office or working remotely.
Hosting an on-site flu vaccination clinic can
help educate employees about the
importance of vaccination and make it easier
for them to get vaccinated.
Encourage employees to get the flu vaccine-If you choose not to or are unable to provide
an on-site flu vaccination clinic, you can still emphasize the importance of vaccination to
your employees and educate them about local opportunities to get vaccinated.
Social distancing best practices for businesses can
include: o Avoiding gatherings of 10 or more people o
Instructing workers to maintain at least 6 feet of distance
from other people o Hosting meetings virtually when
possible o Limiting the number of people on the job site to
essential personnel on
Contact Eagle Eye Resources and request
employee educational materials regarding
flu prevention, vaccination promotion