3. The doctor’s office
The doctor’s office is also a hot spot for illness. “It’s a Petri dish,” says Malloy.
Stay healthy: Magazines and children’s toys in waiting rooms can be covered with germs from ill visitors, so bring your own. If space permits, sit several chairs away from fellow patients. Droplets released from an infectious sneeze or cough can travel up to three feet! Stuck in a crowded waiting room? “We provide patients with a face mask,” says Malloy.