Local health department officials say some simple steps can go a long ways towards keeping the work environment healthy.
Both children and adults are finding it impossible to avoid others who may be suffering from a cold or the flu.
One local health department official says it is important to sanitize your work areas and cover your mouths in order to prevent spreading germs to others.
"If you have a cold or flu make sure if symptoms are severe stay home until you are symptom free for 24 hours. If you have a simple cold wash your hands and cover your cough," said Tazewell County Health Educator Andrea Ingwersen.
If you haven't gotten a flu shot it's not too late.
The Tazewell County Health Department has flu clinics Tuesday afternoon from one until four and Thursday mornings from eight until 11.
The Peoria County Health Department also offers vaccines Monday through Friday from 8 til four-thirty.