1. Menus and restaurant condiments
Have you ever dined in a restaurant and held a slimy menu or ketchup-encrusted bottle? Menus and restaurant condiments such as salt and pepper shakers, and sugar dispensers aren’t cleaned after every customer, and easily become germ magnets after being handled by waiters, bar staff, and previous patrons.
Stay healthy: Don’t let the menu touch your cutlery or plate, and “after you order, go to the bathroom to wash your hands,” says Malloy. “With condiments, put a napkin in your hand, so there’s no direct contact.”