If you are coughing, sneezing or have a runny nose, here are the basics of cough etiquette to ensure you protect those around you and prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses.

  • Cover your nose and mouth with disposable single-use tissues.
  • Use tissues to contain nose or mouth secretions.
  • Dispose of tissues immediately after use.
  • If tissues are unavailable, cough or sneeze into your elbow, not your hand.
  • Sneezing into your hand transfers germs to any surface you handle, and spreads your flu to other people more quickly.
  • Keep your hands away from your eyes and nose.
  • Wash your hands ASAP after contact with respiratory secretions.
  • Stay home.
  • Look after yourself and those around you.
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