Flu season is here and if you work in an office with others, you are particularly susceptible to the highly contagious illness. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says people with the flu can spread it to others up to about six feet away.

A person can also get the flu by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it, and then touching their own eye, mouth or nose.

Here are a few things to do to stay well this winter:

  • Clean and disinfect commonly touched surfaces. Viruses on surfaces like sink faucets and door handles can spread fast, especially in public places.
  • Wash your hands often. This is especially important before eating, after using the restroom and after being outside.
  • Wash your coffee cup with hot soapy water. If people around you are getting sick, the things that we drink from offer a quick way for germs to enter our system.
  • Stay out of the office kitchen. Most people don’t realize that office kitchens are often a breeding ground for the flu. Try not to share eating utensils or dishes if possible.

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