The following recommendations from the CDC can help reduce the spread of viruses while working in the food service industry:

1. Cover your mouth and nose, when coughing and sneezing
Viruses can transmit through the air. When coughing and sneezing, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue, throw the soiled tissue in the trash and wash your hands.

2. Handwashing
Handwashing is one of the most effective ways to protect against viruses. Proper handwashing involves three steps.

• Use soap, preferably liquid soap; bar soap can transmit pathogens.

• Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds. (Sing the “Happy Birthday” song twice.) Why that long? A virus can cling to the skin and be hard to remove.

• Dry your hands with a disposable towel. That may not sound environmentally friendly, but multiuse cloth towels can become a source of contamination. It