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Spread Love, Not Germs: Tips for a Germ-free Valentine’s Day

Feb 6, 2024

Spread Love, Not Germs: Tips for a Germ-free Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate love and affection, but it’s also important to consider health and safety, especially in the midst of cold and flu season. Read on for some helpful tips to enjoy a healthy and romantic Valentine’s Day.

Feeling Under the Weather?

If you or your partner have cold/flu like symptoms, stop by Midwest Express Clinic. With 40+ locations and no appointment needed, our medical staff will help you recover quickly.

Consider rescheduling your Valentine’s Day plans for when you’re both feeling better or opt for a virtual celebration from the comfort of your own home. Set up a romantic dinner via video call, watch a movie together online, or play a video game. This way, you can still enjoy each other’s company without the risk of spreading germs and getting others sick.

Practice Good Hand Hygiene

Hand hygiene is one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of germs. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially before and after eating, after using the restroom and after touching common surfaces in public places. If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol to ensure you are effectively cleansing your hands.

Avoid Crowded Places

When it comes to Valentine’s Day festivities, dinner at an upscale restaurant or a night at the local movie theater aren’t your only options. Instead of these traditional activities that involve large crowds or close contact with others, consider safer alternatives. Plan a romantic picnic in a secluded outdoor area, take a scenic hike together, or enjoy a cozy night in with a home-cooked meal and a movie.

Disinfect Surfaces

If you’re planning to spend time in public spaces or interact with others outside of your household, be mindful of touching common surfaces such as doorknobs, tabletops and handrails. Carry disinfectant wipes or hand sanitizer with you and use them to clean surfaces before touching them.

By following these simple tips, you can enjoy a romantic and germ-free Valentine’s Day while prioritizing the health and safety of yourself and your loved ones. For more information on how to stay healthy and happy during cold and flu season, consult the experts at Midwest Express Clinic, available seven days a week year-round. To find an urgent care near you, visit

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