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Encourage employees to stay home when they are sick! The last thing you want is for one employee to come into work and infect other employees with the virus. According to WebMD, “Surveys show that presenteeism – showing up at work when you're sick – is a big problem in the workforce. In 2006, 56% of employers reported the problem, up from 39% in 2005. Most common reasons for showing up sick: Having too much work – and fearing missing deadlines. Nearly 50% feared being disciplined at work for taking sick time.”