The 2nd and 3rd Principle of Hand Awareness:
Flu virus is spread through the coughs and sneezes of those infected with flu. Encourage those who are sick to cover their coughs and sneezes. Use a tissue if you have one. If a tissue isn’t available, cough or sneeze into your elbow.
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when sneezing, coughing or blowing your nose.
- Throw out used tissues in the trash as soon as you can and wash your hands after discarding used tissues.
- Cough or sneeze into your elbow or upper sleeve if you don’t have a tissue.
- If you cough or sneeze into your hand, wash your hands.
If you are not near soap and water, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, rubbing hands until dry.