1. Wash your hands with soap and water. This is one of the most important ways to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. Wash your hands after using the restroom; before, during, and after preparing food; before eating food; before and after caring for someone who is sick; after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing; and after handling animals and/or animal waste.
Consider keeping a hand sanitizer with you at all times in case you can't reach a bathroom to wash your hands.