Let's all avoid the flu this season!

None of us want the flu and there are things we can do at the workplace to help keep employees well. For us it begins with the choice of healthcare providers. We have a Kaiser plan and Kaiser has frequent shot clinics, walk right up and get your vaccination.   Recently several of the Kaiser Clinics near us offered drive through vaccinations. No need to get out of your car, just stick your arm out and be on your way! For day to day use we have hand sanitizer and tissues on desks and in public areas, and we encourage their use.   That’s an easy way to make it convenient to keep hands clean.

While we hope everyone stays well, if someone is ill, and can’t work at home, we do have disposable face masks. They help contain the sniffles and sneezes. It’s highly appreciated by members of the team that are very susceptible or have had health issues recently. While the masks may not be the most comfortable to wear, it’s the least we can do to help others stay well.

Year round we encourage healthy habits. We all have our Fitbits and try to reach our step goal each day. We (for the most part) eat well. That foundation should help us stay well.   Is there anything special your company does to keep employees healthy?