Keeping your environment clean—whether at home, work or school —is an important way to prevent cold and flu. Germs can take up residence anywhere. By keeping them to a minimum, you will reduce your chances of developing an infection and improve your health.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces on a regular basis. Establish a schedule for daily and weekly cleaning and disinfection activities based on the location and level of contamination. Clean more often when there are sick members.
- Avoid clutter to limit areas where dust and dirt can collect.
- Organize your cleaning supplies in one area so they are easy to find.