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10 ways to prevent the spread of germs

So, here are the 10 ways to prevent spread of germs.

  1. Maintain hand hygiene by washing hands with soap and water for 20 seconds, particularly after being in public or coughing/sneezing.

  2. Use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol content when soap and water are not available.

  3. Cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing with a tissue or the inside of your elbow.

  4. Minimize close contact with sick individuals and stay home if you're unwell.

  5. Wear a mask or face covering in public places, especially when social distancing is not possible.

  6. Regularly sanitize commonly touched surfaces at home to reduce the spread of germs.

  7. Avoid touching your face, especially your eyes, nose, and mouth.

  8. Use disposable items, such as tissues and paper towels, and dispose of them properly.

  9. Practice social distancing by staying at least 6 feet away from others when in public places.

  10. Stay informed about the latest guidelines and recommendations from public health officials and follow them accordingly.

In conclusion, practicing good hygiene, wearing masks, maintaining social distance, and staying informed are crucial in preventing the spread of germs and protecting our health during public health crises. Let's all do our part to keep ourselves and others safe.


  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2021). Clean Hands Save Lives. Retrieved from

  2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2021). Hand Sanitizer Use Out and About. Retrieved from

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