Rochester, N.Y. - With this flu season, it seems inevitable that you'll start coughing, sneezing and get the sniffles.
Especially in places where people work closely together.
Even the 13WHAM newsroom is loaded up on disinfecting wipes and hand sanitizer to fight those germs.
Owner of Brandani’s Pizza, Joe Cenzi said so far, none of his employees have been sick.
“We've been lucky,” Cenzi said.
Cenzi hopes it stays that way at his pizza shop.
He said he’s not taking any chances.
Cenzi said employees are washing their hands more and sanitizing door handles and phones.
“Because it is such a small knit business, the chance of getting someone else sick or passing it on to customers, if there's any chance they've got the sniffles or are feeling under the weather; definitely urge them to stay home,” Cenzi said.
Day care centers are taking extra precaution.
Unity's day care facility in Greece sent home three kids with flu like symptoms last week.
They've even sent seasonal flu guides home to parents.
And because kids often share and put toys in their mouths, staff members are cleaning frequently.
“We actually use a solution stronger than bleach and during nap time teachers typically wash down toys,” Nicole Bond, a nurse with Unity Child Care Center said.
The center also sanitizes tables twice a day.
Signs are posted in the bathroom to encourage kids and staff to wash their hands at all times.
Teachers are also strongly urged to get their flu shot which is marked on their security badges.
“If they [staff] didn't get their flu shot they have to wear a mask while they're here,” Bond said.
If teachers come down with flu like symptoms, they have to go home and remain symptom free for 24 hours before returning to work.