Health Information and Updates
Be Prepared for Cold and Flu Season
Once summer fades to fall and students head back to school, cold and flu season tends to ramp up. Washing your hands often and disinfecting surfaces in your home can help prevent the spread of illness.
Getting the annual flu shot is known as one of the best ways to protect your family. Flu shots are recommended for everyone six months of age and older. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that people get vaccinated against the flu starting in October The earlier you get your shot, the sooner your immune system can start producing antibodies — typically within two weeks.
COVID Guidance for Fall 2023
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that otherwise healthy people with mild COVID-19 isolate for a minimum of 5 days after onset and may be released from isolation after they are without fever for 24 hours (without fever-reducing medication) and show improvement in symptoms.
Cases without symptoms should isolate through 5 days after their positive test.
The CDC recommends that people with COVID-19 wear a mask when around others for 10 full days following onset of symptoms or their positive test if they have no symptoms. Mask wearing can end earlier than day 10 if the person is without fever, showing symptom improvement and has two sequential negative antigen tests 48 hours apart.
Managers may make decisions related to remote work on a case-by case basis for employees who have personal or family health situations. Employees approved to work remotely during isolation or periods of illness should work with their direct supervisor to create a plan of action regarding job responsibilities, tasks, and regular check-in’s while out of the office.