After becoming ill with a bacterial virus lasting 6 weeks over the summer, I find myself again coming down with something. Training with different people and equipment each day seems to be the culprit.
Desks, phones, computer keyboards and your mouse are key germ transfer points because people touch them so often, adding that coughing and sneezing can leave behind “a minefield of viruses” that can live on a surface for up to three days.
So I visited our Family Health Center today and got another bag of artillery against germs and marched back to my office with Germicidal Disposable Wipes, Gloves, Kleenex, masks (still haven’t figured out how to teach wearing a mask, but I think I may ask staff who are ill in class to wear them….yup, step right on up). I wiped down all the laptops, mouse keyboards, table, chair arms, door knobs, and anything else in front of me.
I work in an environment with no window, no changing the air, just sitting in a room full of stagnate germs. I am wondering how others tackle this problem when you train daily and assist other by working in close proximity.