I teach at an all-boys boarding school for grades 7-12. I have been teaching for six years now and seem to get sick quite often. I have a few rules of thumb to avoid getting sick, but obviously its not working very well for me.... My strategies to avoid sickness are: 1) Wash hands and use hand sanitizer throughout the day. 2) get plenty of rest 3) eat properly (i'm kind of a hippy...so i eat relatively healthy) 4) drink EMERGEN-C powdered drink when I start to feel like i'm getting sick. 5) I'm always prepared for lessons... I ALMOST never get caught by surprise ANY OTHER IDEAS FOR AVOIDING GETTING SICK AT SCHOOL? I love this community of online teachers... Any advice is appreciated. Thanks, -4capulina :help: PS: I'm out sick today. LOL.