Since this is the most appropriate season for this question, I wanted to state that as a student in the education department, one of my concerns is sickness, as I am not very friendly to colds and infections. One of my upper respiratory infections took me out of commission for several days as one time I actually had forgotten what I had done in the last 3 hours and didn't know how I got to where I was. I also really despise colds and have become a bit of a germophobe. What are some routines you have to avoid sicknesses? Mine are adequate hand washing, disinfecting equipment regularly, and avoiding skin contact with surfaces that appear to be germ infested.