As soon someone starts coughing or sneezing in the office, everyone gets that feeling of dread thinking that they are all going to catch whatever that cough and sneeze was giving. Desks, office cubicles, and office floors are a hot spot and breeding ground for bacteria and germs to multiply and breed out of control. Certain measures and protocols need to be adopted and maintained in order to keep up with germ eradication in the workplace and prevent the spread of germs between people which can essentially lead to the entire workforce getting ill.
Lets start with the most obvious prevention measure which is to stay home if you are sick. As obvious as it is, its the safest and most reliable way to make sure that you do not spread your germs and give your illness to everyone at the office. It will also ensure that you get well much sooner too.
If staying at home is not an option then keep your distance from other people. Do not venture too close to other peoples desks and always sneeze and cough into a tissue. While you work throughout the day make sure to wipe down your desk with sanitizer and microfiber cloths. This will ensure that the least amount of germs find their way into the air and end up making other people sick.
Always make sure your hands are clean. When you come back from the bathroom, even though you already washed your hands, clean them again when you get you your desk. If your work is kind enough to provide a prayer room for its workers and if you use it, be courteous enough to clean the floor where you were praying in order to stop any germs from spreading to other people who might come to use the prayer room. An easy approach to getting this done in the quickest manner is to use a microfiber mop which is usually flat and large. This will save you a lot of time and the microfiber is also going to clean extremely well.
The last good measure that can be taken to stop your germs from spreading to everyone else is to avoid touching your face. By touching your face, you will be transferring germs from your face onto anything that you end up touching after that. You will also likely do it unconsciously and forget to then wipe down what you ended up touching.