Cover your cough and sneeze
You can help stop the spread of germs that make you and others sick by practicing good cough and sneeze etiquette.
Learn the right way
- Always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue.
Throw the used tissue into a garbage can. Then wash your hands using either soap and water or a hand sanitizer. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your sleeve not your hand!
- Keep your hands away from your eyes and nose.
Germs on your hands can enter your body through the mucous membranes of your eyes and nose.
- Clean your hands after.
Wash your hands with soap and warm water. Or clean with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Learn how to wash your hands.