May 29th, 2017
While the timing and severity of an allergy season vary across the country, spring allergies usually begin in February and last until early summer. I think we can agree that they are in full bloom during the month of May, Allergy Awareness Month. However, year round, people are affected by allergies and the common cold.
While you are protecting your own health, displaying proper etiquette when you aren’t feeling well shows that you are also considerate of the health of those around you. To avoid getting negative reactions from others for a sneeze, runny nose or a bad cough, we have gathered a few etiquette tips to help with allergies and the common cold:
- -Sneeze into your left elbow, not your hand
- -Avoid shaking hands with someone if you are sick or have allergies
- -Wash and sanitize your hands frequently
- -It is appropriate to stay home if needed
- -Avoid sharing food, utensils, and glassware
Allergies and colds are very common and can happen at any given time. Be sure to be prepared and keep these tips in mind to avoid spreading germs. For more information on conducting yourself as a polished professional at all times, contact Protocol International today!