Friday, May 1, 2009

Cap, gown, and mask?

Universities nationwide are preparing for two things: Commencement and the swine flu. In order to keep the first from spreading the second, officials have floated a variety of ideas, including more warning signs; asking people with symptoms to stay away; providing hand sanitizer and masks; and forgoing the traditional handshake.
The most popular idea is skipping the handshake. Perhaps a pat on the back instead? A slight bow of acknowledgment?
To be extra-safe, you may want to review this article on how to properly wash your hands. And watch a video on how to cover your cough.

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