‘Tis the (Flu) Season: Cintas Offers Tips to Reduce the Spread of Infection During Holiday TravelSource: Business Wire
“With millions of people moving through high-traffic areas like bus
stops, train stations and airports for the holidays, infection
prevention should be top of mind,” said
The top tips for infection prevention during the holiday travel season include:
- Avoid high-touch surfaces when possible. Airport water fountains, security trays, airplane restrooms and in-flight comfort items like magazines, blankets and pillows can be breeding grounds for germs. Minimizing contact with these items or using disinfectant wipes on them can help reduce the spread of infection.
- Use technology to your advantage. More than half of Americans (56 percent) feel it can be difficult to find a clean restroom while on the road.2 Cintas’ free mobile restroom-finder app, Got to Go®, (www.cintas.com/gottogo) helps travelers easily find clean restrooms in their vicinity and rate them based on cleanliness. Users can filter the results by location and get directions to the selected restroom.
- Increase hand hygiene. Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water as often as possible, especially before and after contact with high-tough surfaces. If water is unavailable, use portable hand sanitizer or standalone or wall-mounted dispensers in a facility.
- Avoid travel when feeling sick. Keep your distance from people who may be contagious before your trip, and cancel travel plans if you’re feeling under the weather. If you must travel while sick, remember to cover your mouth when sneezing or coughing and throw away tissues after each use.
Got to Go® can be downloaded for free from the iPhone
2 The Harris Poll,
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