It’s that time of year again: sniffle season. With winter having no clear end in sight, students have to take precautions to avoid getting sick. It may sound silly, but it could save you a week or two of misery down the road.
First thing first, wash your hands! If you cant get to a bathroom, at least carry some hand sanitizer. This cuts down on the spread of germs and acts like a barrier between you and people who may be sick already. Next, try using your sleeve or paper towels to open doors. Also, wipe down keyboards and telephones with some anti bacterial before use. Do not share writing implements, food, drink or anything of that sort with friends or neighbors. Not touching your face can really help reduce the chances of icky-sicky germs. Be smart, and avoid friends you know are sick.
Last but not least, it would be a good idea to get a flu shot just to be safe. If you do happen to get sick, stay home from class. It is not fair to get the rest of your friends sick. Stay home, drink some tea with honey and read a book or something. Staying hydrated and well-rested is the key!