As the holiday season brought us together with loved ones, it also ushered in a surge of indoor
gatherings and an increased risk of flu transmission. Recognizing the importance of staying
informed about flu case trends, My Cleaning Service, Inc. is dedicated to helping facility
cleaning managers reinforce essential practices for a healthier environment.

A valuable tool in assessing the likelihood of an outbreak in your community is the weekly flu
tracker provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Our team closely
monitors the “Weekly U.S. Influenza Report” which rates jurisdictions on a 6-tier scale: Very
High, High, Moderate, Low, Minimal, and Insufficient data.

In the latest findings from week 51 (ending Dec. 29, 2023), a concerning trend emerged with 14
jurisdictions classified as “Very High,” nearly triple the previous count from the CDC Dec. 9
data. An additional 18 were designated as “High,” marking a significant increase. Six
jurisdictions fell under the “Moderate” category, while the remaining areas showed
classifications of “Low” “Minimal,” or “Insufficient Data.”

Regionally, the Midwest witnessed a notable rise in case rates, particularly in Illinois, Indiana,
and Ohio over the past few weeks. The Northeast experienced similar worsening results in
states such as New York, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania. My Cleaning Service, Inc. recognizes
the importance of addressing these trends to ensure the well-being of our communities.

For the Southeastern states, which were among the early recipients of case spikes, the flu
outbreak remains a significant concern. Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and South Carolina
continue to report some of the highest rates of cases in the country. In response, My Cleaning
Service, Inc. is committed to providing top-notch cleaning and disinfection services to mitigate
the spread of the flu and create safer environments for our clients.

Stay tuned to our blog for more insights and updates on maintaining a clean and healthy space
during flu season. My Cleaning Service, Inc. is here to protect your workplace and community.