Germs never take a sick day. Check out the following do’s and don’ts from etiquette expert Diane Gottsman, and help limit the spread of germs.
- Hack your hacking cough and get fast, powerful all-day or all-night relief from your cough with Robitussin® 12HR cough relief.
- Keep an on–the-go wellness kit. Whether in a purse, backpack, or desk drawer, have supplies like tissues, hand sanitizers, and disinfecting wipes on hand, for those times when symptoms strike.
- Know someone that is suffering with cold symptoms? Create a Take Care Package to lift their spirits with a thoughtful gift of soup, tea, a book, and Robitussin®.
- Be ready to treat a cough or cold at the first sign.
- It’s acceptable to skip a handshake when suffering from cold or flu symptoms.
- Never cover your mouth with your hand. Instead, cough or sneeze into your elbow or shoulder.
- Don’t be a hero. If you have cold or flu symptoms take a sick day and Robitussin®. There’s nothing super about spreading germs in the office.
- If possible, consider rescheduling travel plans to avoid boarding a plane or public transportation when sick.
- Sharing food or drink is a great way to spread germs from the common cold.
- Steer clear of shared surfaces, and wipe down shared areas like tables and chairs with a disinfecting wipe.
- Know a parent whose kid is under the weather? Offer to take over the carpool, or get homework assignments.
- If you find yourself around a co-worker with a cough or cold and they’re not practicing under-the-weather-etiquette, it’s okay to politely remind them of the do’s and don’ts.
For more tips on taking care of a cough from the flu or common cold, visit the Robitussin® Cough & Cold Center.