Wash your hands frequently. Use soap and water or an alcohol-based antibacterial gel. Cough and sneeze into a tissue, not into your hands. Then wash or use an antibacterial gel. Turn your head away from others to cough. Bend your arm to sneeze or cough into it. Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth if you or others around you are ill. Wash kitchen and bathroom counters frequently as viruses can last hours. Don’t forget to scrub toys that sick children might be playing with. Don’t share glasses, toothbrushes or towels with someone who is sick. If possible, limit your exposure to crowds during peak cold season.