Experts recommend covering your cough with a tissue or do it into the upper sleeve or elbow, avoid using your hands. Try not to touch your face with your hands. Put on the special mask to cover your mouth in case your feel sick to minimize the chances of people around you of getting infected. Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If you are experiencing cold-like symptoms, you can help reduce the risk of spreading it by staying at home while you are ill, and avoiding close contact with others.