If I have a cold, what precautions should I take while preparing food to make sure that I don't transmit germs?
- Wash your hands thoroughly and frequently. See Clean Hands Save Lives.
- Do not at any point cough into your hands. Coughing into a sleeve is considered less likely to transmit germs.
- To really prevent breathing on your food and potentially transmitting germs that way, you could consider wearing a mask.
Personally I'd consider the last step optional (and the other two not).
Wear latex food prep gloves, especially when handling anything that won't receive further cooking.
clean all counters and disinfect all the areas that you are most likely to use.
Wash your hands!
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