We are in SEVERE flu season * hand washing and face masks are everywhere * and while I don't have a lot of kids in my life, I no longer shake hands with rental prospects when showing properties and I have curtailed my desire to be Southern "kissing cousins".
So when my repairman's grandson/helper got the flu, I started advising residents with repair issues that I would not be sending him to their home until both of them were well. I am fortunate to have a great selection of appliance, HVAC repair service firms as well as plumber and yard maintenance crew.
...and while my repairman wants to continue to work, I have relegated him to unoccupied properties where he can keep his "fluids" in the refrigerator and kleenex close at hand.
....so when I have advised residents that their repair would be scheduled next week so that he was sure to be well, they THANKED me for delaying their minor repair request in consideration of their family.