Hand Washing Awareness Week: December 1-7
The COVID-19 pandemic provides an important reminder that one of the most effective ways to stop the spread of germs and stay healthy is also one of the simplest — handwashing with soap and water. Regular handwashing is one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid getting sick, and prevent the spread of germs to others.
Wash your hands:
- Before, during, and after preparing food
- Before eating
- Before and after caring for someone at home who is sick
- After using the toilet
- After touching garbage
- After touching a frequently touched surface or shared object (light switch, doorknob, tablets)
- If your hands are visibly dirty or greasy
- After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing, you should immediately clean your hands by either washing them with soap and water or using hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.