Did you know? The germs that cause cold and flu are carried in airborne droplets (like in a sneeze) while other infections can be spread through skin-to-skin contact. Given the high viral nature of these infections, it is especially important to sanitize regularly and keep a healthy lifestyle during these months (typically October – early March). To help track and prepare, Flu Near You is a very useful tool to monitor and understand the patterns of illness and help your family stay healthy during cold and flu season. Read more about this tool via our blog post here and get savvy on cold and flu defense and prevention by reading the quick tips below.
It’s Thyme to Get Clean
The best way to kill germs in the house while cleaning is to think about high-contact surfaces, like remote controls, toys, countertops, and light switches. Cleaning your child’s toys regularly with CleanWell Botanical Surface Disinfecting Wipes or Sprays will help eliminate germs spreading, and should occur daily during an illness. Using CleanWell Botanical Surface Disinfecting Wipes not only will kill germs, but won’t leave harsh chemicals behind so you don’t need to rinse after cleaning.
All Hands on Deck!
Hand washing is a very important part of your winter season stay-healthy efforts. Studies show this simple daily ritual can cut down your rate of infectious disease by nearly 50%. You can do this by using CleanWell Foaming Hand Wash. When using CleanWell you will not have to worry about Triclosan or other harsh chemicals.
Don’t Infect – Protect
During flu season, keep children at home if they are sick – no exceptions! Until your child’s pediatrician gives him or her clearance, your child should be at home getting better, not helping spread the illness.
Keep Calm and Carry On
Get plenty of sleep, eat well and enjoy a relaxing cup of hot tea. When flu season hits, even if it is at very intense active levels, make smart choices but don’t panic. There is every good reason to take reasonable precautions including good hand hygiene, vaccination, and a common-sense absenteeism policy that keeps sick students and employees home so that they don’t contribute to the spread of illness.