Preparing Your Business for “Sickness Season”
If there’s anything we should have learned from the past couple of years, it is that we need to be better prepared for sickness season. This occurs every year, most frequently between October and March, when colder, inclement weather and holiday stress simultaneously arrive. We have no excuse not to be better prepared in the future. Here are some steps businesses can take to be better prepared.
Stock Up On Supplies
You may want to consider stocking up on items like face masks, hand sanitizer, disinfectant sprays, and yes, even toilet paper. We may not get hit as badly as we have in the past two years, but you can count on the winter flu and cold season to have at least some impact annually.
Communicate With Staff
How do you want employees to react to being sick themselves and interacting with customers? Is it possible to conduct some tasks from home? Just making them once again aware of the approaching flu season can help them prepare themselves and their family.
Consider Flu Shots
Every year, pharmacies, clinics, and doctors offer flu shots, updated annually for the latest variants. Some choose to get them every year, others prefer to ride it out. Make everyone aware of their availability.
While the pandemic certainly caught our attention, the cold and flu sickness season shouldn’t be a surprise. It has been happening for generations. There is little excuse not to be prepared. You may even want to take some or all of the proactive steps listed above. You may even want to go so far as to let your customers know about the steps you and your staff are taking to keep everyone healthier over the season. You can let customers know via an email, your company newsletter, or even through an in-business notice or signage.
Taking steps to protect the health of your employees and customers is a responsible way to operate your company. So is having an appropriate amount of business insurance. Business insurance can help your company survive the unexpected, like a liability claim, storm damage, theft, or vandalism. It can even protect your income during a covered calamity. Contact us to discuss your business and your risks. A business insurance evaluation and price quote is free and there’s no obligation. We look forward to assisting you.