Reminder to Wash Your Hands!
Handwashing is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family from getting sick. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing; going to the bathroom; and before eating or preparing food. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
Here’s how to properly wash your hands:
1. Wet your hands (to the wrist) with clean, running water (the temperature doesn’t matter). Turn off the tap, and apply a good amount of soap.
2. Lather up the soap by rubbing your hands together. Spread that lather to the backs of your hands up to your wrists, between your fingers, and under your nails.
3. Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Humming the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning-to-end twice can help you get the timing right.
4. Rinse your hands thoroughly under clean, running water.
5. Dry your hands using a clean paper towel, hand dryer, or let them air dry.