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QUESTION OF THE WEEK: What To Do If Someone Has The Flu?

Written by Heidi Schwartz. Posted in FacilityBlog, Featured Post, Question Of The Week, Safety, Topics

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Published on February 11, 2013 with 1 Comment

This Question of the Week comes from the Facilities Management Group on LinkedIn.

It’s cold and flu season, so what do you do when a critically important employee displays symptoms? Do you:

  1. Send the person home?
  2. Suggest a cold remedy?
  3. Tell him/her to quit whining?
  4. Let the employee make his/her own decision to behave like an adult?
  5. Get HR involved?
  6. None of the above/some other option

Dean Stavrakas
Managing Principal

Kleen Teem Services, Inc.
Chicago, IL

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About Heidi Schwartz

Heidi Schwartz

Schwartz joined Group C Media in April 1989 as managing editor of Today's Facility Manager (TFM) magazine (formerly Business Interiors) where she was subsequently promoted to editor/co-publisher of the monthly trade magazine for facility management professionals. In September 2012, she took over the newly created position of internet director for TFM's parent company, Group C Media, where she is charged with developing content and creating online strategies for TFM and its sister publication, Business Facilities. Schwartz can be reached at

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  1. Our outfit has a benefit of eight hours of sick leave earned per month. When someone comes in with or develops symptoms of illness, we’ll suggest that they go home and use that benefit. “The rest of us don’t want to share whatever you may have.” is a typical statement I use. Normally, it only takes a bit of encouragement and someone who’s feeling less than good will go home.

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