The colds and flu virus are among the most commonly transmitted because they can be airborne. With a small cough or sneeze, or even the sharing of utensils during a meal, it can already be transferred from one person to another. This article includes a list simple of ways to prevent the spread of the cold and flu in the workplace, including employee flu shots and frequent hand washing.
Prevention is Key
The first, and best, line of defense against the spread of both cold and flu is prevention. Many offices provide flu shots in-house, and most employees do not mind getting flu shots for work if it means preventing themselves (and their coworkers) from getting sick. And people are more likely to get a vaccine if it is convenient.