With flu season rapidly approaching, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends getting a flu vaccination in September or October. Each year, more than 20 million Americans are infected with the flu, which is a highly contagious respiratory illness similar to COVID-19.
As we continue to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s especially important for us to monitor ourselves for symptoms, practice precautionary measures and stay healthy.
As a reminder, unless directed by your Manager, you can expect your working conditions to remain the same until at least Jan. 11, 2021. Additionally, we will provide a minimum 30-day notice, no later than Dec. 11, 2020, before any changes occur.
Since the flu and COVID-19 are both contagious respiratory illnesses that present similar symptoms, it may be hard to tell the difference between the two without a confirmed diagnosis. Though they share many similar characteristics, they do offer differences as well. These include:
· A prevalent symptom in COVID-19 is a change in or loss of taste or smell, this is not common with the flu.
· Typically, a person develops symptoms from the flu anywhere from one – four days after exposure. In COVID-19, this can take up to 14 days.
For a full list of similarities and differences, you can access the CDC’s website here.