Winter is officially here. The weather is getting colder, the days are getting shorter, and the holidays are just around the corner. Maybe you enjoy the winter season, or maybe not, but one thing is for sure – cold and flu season arrive with the cold weather. At Life Tech Care, we want you to have a healthy winter season, and we’re here to pass along some tips for how you can protect yourself and your loved ones. 

Get Your Flu Shot 

Getting an updated flu shot is something you should do each year. Every year, a vaccine is released to combat the most common strain of the flu. By getting your flu shot, you protect yourself against this strain, and this can also help you if you contract another strain. Even if you get the flu during the winter, your symptoms will be less severe than if you weren’t vaccinated.  

Wash Your Hands Frequently 

This is one of the easiest things you can do to stop the spread of germs at home, in the office, or out in public. Washing your hands with warm water and anti-bacterial soap for 30 seconds several times throughout the day can prevent the spread of germs. 

Disinfect Common Areas 

Whether it’s in your home or at the office, it’s a good idea to use disinfecting materials in high-traffic and common areas. For example, wipe down tables before and after meals with either a disinfectant spray or a wipe. Other potential areas to disinfect include: 

  • Bathrooms 
  • Kitchen spaces 
  • Door handles 
  • Employee desks 
  • Light switches 

Stay Home If You Are Sick 

This is especially important for employees who are working in an office setting. While you may already be sick, you need to take steps to protect your colleagues. If you are experiencing any type of symptoms of being sick, stay home from the office if possible. This protects you from spreading any potential viruses with anyone you share your workspace with. Don’t return to the office until you’re feeling better and, if necessary, ask your employer to make accommodations to allow you to work from home.  

Life Tech wants you to stay healthy throughout the winter months. If you have any questions about how you can keep yourself and your family healthy, please contact us.