How to Protect Others from your Germs

It’s no question the flu has hit America hard this year. Many have conquered the flu after four to five days of struggling while others have been hospitalized and needed medical assistance and monitoring for at least a week or more.  If you are starting to feel under the weather or are currently experiencing some of the nasty and uncomfortable symptoms, taking care of yourself isn’t your only responsibility, it’s crucial that you are careful not to infect those around you as well.

Here are a few tips on how to keep your germs to yourself and to make sure you aren’t spreading your illness.

  • Use a tissue to cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze and throw it away right away. Do not leave your tissues lying around the house.
  • If no tissues are available, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow and avoid using your hands
  • Wash hands immediately after you cough, sneeze, rub eyes or touch your mouth.
  • Use soap and warm water to wash your hands for at least 30 seconds
  • Keep your distance from other people, avoiding close contact including kissing
  • Stay home from work and get ample rest. This is best both for you and your coworkers
  • Be sure to disenfect the telephone, door handles, your keyboard and cell phone on a regular basis.

Shannon Lazovski

Shannon Lazovski is a social media maven.  She is the CEO of  her own business, SoGlam Media, editor of,, is a MichMoms blogger for the Detroit News and is the founder of Detroit Mom Bloggers; a mom blogger network in the Metro Detroit area.  Shannon is also the Fashion & Beauty Expert for the Village of Rochester Hills.  She is a blogger, fashion/beauty/image consultant and a social media manager. She loves to collect jewelry, handbags and heels (typically the higher the better) and cannot get enough when it comes to the subjects of beauty & fashion.



About Shannon Lazovski

Shannon is one of Detroit’s top social media influencers, a fashion leader and a beauty buff who exudes professionalism and knowledge on all three subjects. She is the CEO of The Lazov Agency and the owner of & She loves to promote products and brands she adores and is eager to let all the women out there know, when making the right choices; beauty and confidence go hand in hand. Shannon has been awarded the Elite 40 under 40 award and has been featured on Fox 2 Detroit, WDIV Channel 4, Styleline Magazine and Metro Parent Magazine. When you meet her, ask her about her handbag and shoe collection!

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