5. Free food samples
Your bakery, local bar, and grocery store may be in the habit of offering free nibbles. If you dig into these complimentary snacks, you might be sampling germs, too.
Stay healthy: “You’re putting yourself at high risk,” says Malloy. “People are dipping their hands in the dish, and then directly into their mouths.” This dish-to-mouth contact is how viruses can spread, so avoid food where multiple people can help themselves. The one exception: supermarkets that follow proper health protocol. If the server is wearing gloves and places the sample in an individual cup, snack away.