Respiratory Etiquette refers to personal practices that help prevent the spread of bacteria and viruses that cause acute respiratory infections (e.g., covering the mouth when coughing, care when disposing of tissues). Respiratory etiquette practices are designed to reduce droplet and airborne pathogens from being transmitted to others. (Namely, the practice is to cover the nose and mouth with a tissue or mask. Sneezing or coughing into the space of the inner elbow when tissues and masks are not available is also used when needed by non-medical persons).
Please watch the following video, which demonstrates respiratory etiquette.
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