Coughing and Sneezing Etiquette

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By News Team on January 20, 2020

It’s that time of year when too many of us are coughing and sneezing.

And unfortunately, some of us don’t practice proper “coughing and sneezing etiquette,” unknowingly spreading our germs to others through the air.

Can how you cough or sneeze help keep others from also getting sick? It can. 

Take a look at the infographic below from the CDC to see how you can help stop the spread of germs to others.

And remember, the best way to prevent the spread of influenza is to get your flu vaccine! Virginia is experiencing high rates of flu this season and it's not too late to protect yourself. 

CDC infographic showing proper coughing technique to prevent the spread of germs

Additional Resources

CDC: Tips to protect yourself from the common cold.