Respiratory Etiquette: Cover Your Coughs and Sneezes

October 5, 2011
Couching etiquette tips

Growing up, I’m sure your mother told you to cover your mouth when you sneeze or cough, right? And what did you do? You coughed into your hand, didn’t you?

While coughing into your hand might stop the person directly in front of you from being assaulted with your germs, it’s likely that you will spread those germs to others the minute you touch a door knob or shake someone’s hand.

Proper cough etiquette involves turning your head and coughing—or sneezing–into a tissue, or the inside of your elbow if a tissue is not available.

To help stop the spread of germs, during the cold and flu season, here are a few simple respiratory etiquette tips in mind:

When it comes to respiratory etiquette, a few good manners are good for everyone. Stay well!

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