You’ve heard stories about the cook who sneezes all over the plastic guard on the buffet table? It’s not a pretty image, that’s for sure and that’s why it’s extra important to stay away from food when you’re feeling sick. Your body is producing more germs than usual if you have diarrhea, vomiting, fever, sore throat or persistent coughing or sneezing. That makes you a potential super spreader so it’s important to let your manager know and to put proper safety measures in place. It’s also critical that you wait 24 hours after your symptoms have disappeared before returning to work.