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5 WAYS TO DRIVE GERMS AWAY
FOR AN INDEPENDENT BUSINESS OWNER, WORK STOPS WHEN YOU GET SICK. FOLLOW THESE TIPS FROM THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC) TO AVOID PICKING UP GERMS, AND TO KEEP YOU AND YOUR BUSINESS HEALTHY.
WASH YOUR HANDS REGULARLY
Frequently washing your hands with soap and water, or an alcohol- based hand sanitizer, for at least 20 seconds is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of germs. This is especially important when you’re in high transit public places such as truck stops, o ces or restaurants.
AVOID CLOSE CONTACT
The CDC recommends keeping a safe distance of 3 feet between you and someone carrying a contagious illness. This can decrease your chances of catching their germs. Also, avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth to reduce chances of contracting germs.
DISINFECT YOUR OFFICE
Whether your o ce is the inside of your truck or behind a desk, it should be disinfected often. According to the CDC, germs can live on surfaces for days. Pay close attention to frequently touched services such as door handles, phones, steering wheels or keyboards.
REDUCE THE SPREAD
OF GERMS TO OTHERS,
WITH TWO ADDITIONAL STEPS. COVER COUGHS AND SNEEZES WITH A TISSUE OR
YOUR UPPER SLEEVE,
AND LIMIT YOUR
CONTACT WITH
OTHERS. THE CDC RECOMMENDS THAT
YOU (OR YOUR CHILD)
STAY HOME FOR AT
LEAST 24 HOURS AFTER
A FEVER IS GONE
WITHOUT THE USE OF
A FEVER-REDUCING
MEDICINE.
GET PLENTY OF SLEEP
It’s harder to  ght o  germs if your body is not rested. Make sure you are getting enough sleep to keep your immune system strong.
HANDLE FOOD SAFELY
Be conscious of foodborne illnesses. Cross contamination, undercooked food and leaving perishable food items out for extended periods of time can all lead to the growth of bacteria.
* https://www.cdc.gov/
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