© 2018 The Town Tech Educational Partnership Program

Cover Your Cough









Did you know that serious illness like influenza and sever 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 waste basket. If you don’t have a tissue available – cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve – NOT 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.