CareNow® - September 09, 2014
by CareNow

Cooler days are coming and common fall illnesses are on the way. Today, we want to focus on what we call “work sickness best practice.” Remember these tips the next time you feel sick at work:

Cover Up In The Cubicle

Working in a cubicle, doesn’t mean that constant coughing and sniffling aren’t affecting the people working around you. These types of symptoms can distract and even infect coworkers in the vicinity.

Always cover your mouth and blow your nose into a tissue. If coughing and sneezing become overwhelming, excuse yourself from your desk.

Throw Away Tissues

Leaving used tissues around your workspace is just gross and unsanitary. Always throw them in the proper trash receptacles.

Avoid Interaction

If you feel sick at work, do your entire office a favor and avoid too much interaction. Doing so will lessen the chances of others coming down with the same illness and we’re sure your coworkers will understand. A few ways to do this include:

  • Phone into meetings
  • Don’t linger in the break room
  • Avoid others’ workspaces and handshakes
  • Clean any community office supplies after use
  • Keep away from water fountains

Know When To Go Home

Everyone has a limit. Know when to call it a day. It’s also important to know when you are too sick to go into work. We highly recommend calling in sick if you are experiencing any of these common flu-symptoms:

  • 100 degree Fahrenheit fever or feeling like you have a fever
  • Chills
  • Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches

Check In

If you are feeling sick at work, check in to your local CareNow online. You’ll avoid the waiting room and CareNow will have you feeling better and able to return to work soon!