TOMORROW, November 9th at 3pm ET
Did you know that 81% of workers reported that they will be looking for workplaces that support mental health in the future?
Join us for a discussion on the current mental health crisis, and specifically what employers can do to address workplace mental health, with Roslyn Stone, MPH, CEO of Zero Hour Health, with Lori Govar, MSW, an employee behavioral health expert, and Liz Colizza, LPC, the Director of Research and Programs at Talkspace.
They'll talk about what employers can do to support your team - and in turn, help your business thrive.
If you or someone you know may be considering suicide, call 988 or message the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741741.
Yes! It’s not too late to go get a flu shot, and the sooner the better. It can take a few weeks until your protection ramps up to maximum levels, so it’s best not to wait. If you’re exposed the day after you get your shot, it won’t have had enough time to protect you. Encourage employees to get flu shots ASAP, especially since the holidays are coming. If you can, consider a voucher or on-site flu program to make it as convenient as possible for employees. If you’ve developed incentive campaigns in the past, now would be a great time to roll those back out, like catered lunches for teams that reach a certain percentage of uptake.
Here’s one good set of tools from the Health Action Alliance (HAA) which is a partnership of 4000 employers and the CDC, White House, and others: Health Action Alliance Pandemic Playbook. It emphasizes that employers are the most trusted institution in America - more than the CDC or White House. Using that trust to build both business and community health plans in advance will be key for businesses to be prepared for the next one.
Many test kits have been extended, so don’t throw them away until you check the FDA site to see if that date has been pushed out as the companies gather more data. If you have a positive on an expired test, you should assume it’s a true positive, at least until you can confirm with a valid, non-expired test.
No, getting both shots at once doesn’t make you sicker or pose any risk. You can expect a similar response to each shot as you’ve had in the past. So, if you never have any reaction to the flu shot, you’re probably fine to get both on the same day. If you’ve gotten sick for a day or so from both shots in the past, it might make sense to space them out a bit, as long as you remember to go back for the second shot! There’s a real risk to someone not going back for the second, so we still think the best thing to do is what’s most convenient for you. If that’s getting both at once and being sick for a day, great. If that’s spacing them out and going twice but feeling more mild side effects on each day, great. Just get out there and get those shots ASAP before the holidays!