Public Health Week 2018: Communicable Diseases
Why It Is Important To Take A Sick Day
Getting sick is never convenient, especially with tests and projects, a full day of work or even taking care of children. However, as much as you might want to power through your cold or flu, it is extremely important to take a sick day when necessary.
Taking a sick day can prevent the spread of infectious diseases, such as the common cold, the flu or the stomach bug. Also, a sick employee or student, is never a productive one. When sick, the body is focusing on healing itself and getting better rather than focusing on work and school.
Other ways to prevent getting sick in the first place include:
- Wash your hands!
- Get a flu shot (and other vaccinations when appropriate)
- Use hand sanitizer
- Avoid being around people who are sick
- Keep your surroundings clean