Tips to Stay Healthy During Flu Season

December 1, 2022 – As the weather gets cooler this time of year, many of us are focused on keeping our immune system strong, especially with the never-ending cases of COVID-19, sinus infections, and common colds that continue to cycle. We can all play a significant part in minimizing the spread of germs. A few key ways to achieve this include: staying home if you have flu-like symptoms, washing your hands after you use the restroom, taking vitamins to boost your immunity, and using hand sanitizer after you go outdoors. One prominent way in which we reduce the spread of germs at National Wiper is by having a dispenser of hand wipes readily available throughout the work place where all employees can easily access them. In this post, we are sharing the most common way germs are spread and offering tips to reduce the spread of germs.

Avoid Directly Touching High-Risk Surfaces 

When you’re in a highly trafficked public space, we recommend you avoid touching high-risk surfaces such as door handles. To avoid surface to skin contact, you can carry a single-use wipe and use it to grasp door handles, elevator buttons, railings, and more. Again, as the weather turns cool, the likelihood of germs being spread greatly increases.

Wash or Sanitize Your Hands Frequently

When available to you, use high-quality soap and water to wash your hands as this is the best way to reduce the spread of germs. Hand washing is especially important to do after you use the restroom, use a tissue, go outside and touch doorknobs and railings, etc. If you find yourself in an area without the ability to wash your hands, we recommend using hand sanitizer and/or effective wipes. Additionally, try your best to avoid touching your face, eyes, nose and mouth if you have recently frequented a public space and have unclean hands.

Social Distance Yourself

At the peak of COVID-19, the importance of social distancing was brought to our attention in an attempt to reduce the spread of germs. A good rule of thumb is to stay out of the “sneeze” and “coughing” zone of another individual. While this may seem trivial, it’s actually a proven way to reduce your chances of catching an illness. Another idea is to avoid frequenting public spaces at highly trafficked times and/or wear a mask when you go out in public, especially at this time of year.

To wrap up, you can avoid many illnesses this season by practicing smart and effective measures for common illness prevention. Don’t forget to stock up on a supply of hand wipes before the busy holiday season begins. You can visit our website and select industry-specific wipes that are designed to help you and your team keep germs at bay this season.