Cover Your Cough

Did you know that serious illness like influenza and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) can be spread by coughing or sneezing and unclean hands? A simple step you can take in keeping yourself and others safe from the spread of germs is to Cover Your Cough!

When you cough or sneeze, you should use a tissue to cover your mouth and nose and then immediately throw the tissue in the wastebasket. If you don’t have a tissue available – cough or sneeze into your upper sleeveNOT into your hands. And always follow up by washing your hands or using an alcohol-based hand-cleaner.

Helpful Resources

  • To learn more about the Cover your Cough Campaign and download helpful visual aids,
    please visit the CDC’s website.