Summer is unofficially over and, as more people move indoors and into more confined spaces, they bring their germs, including cold viruses, with them. So is there such as thing as “cold etiquette?” The answer is: yes.
The Cold Truth
Unless you’re a kid trying to get out of school or someone trying to avoid a bad date situation, no one wants a cold. So how do prevent “share” what you just caught from someone else? Cold germs are “survivors” and according to recent studies, some cold germs can live up to a month or longer and infect their next “victim” without losing their punch; and someone who actually has a cold can be contagious for up to two weeks. Unfortunately, no one’s company or school is understanding enough to allow up to two weeks sick leave for a cold. So, how do you determine when to stay home?
When Do I Stay Home
You should stay home if:
Things You Can Do To Help Stop “Sharing” Your Cold
To help prevent others from catching your cold, here are some common sense rules to follow:
Interesting Cold Trivia
While discussing colds isn’t something for dinner conversation, you might like to know some trivial bits about colds. For example:
Take care and feel better!