HAND WASHING 101
Stop Germs. Wash Your Hands.
Targeted hygiene practices can go a long way to help keep families safe. It is especially important now to make sure hygiene precautions are not just being done, but being done correctly, to ensure effectiveness.We know proper hand washing is particularly important because it is such a critical step in preventing the spread of germs, yet a study found that 95 % of people are doing it incorrectly.
How to WashTM
makes proper hand washing easy.
Wet hands with clean, running water before applying soap.
Lather both hands, including the backs of your hands, between your fingers and under your nails.
Scrub hands for at least 20 seconds before rinsing and drying.
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Key Times to Wash Your Hands
Home:Wash your hands before and after food prep, before eating, after using the bathroom, after touching garbage or diapers and after handling pet food. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects, like door handles and light switches.
Work:Always wash hands before eating and after using the bathroom. If there are communal snacks, use things like bakery tissue paper to avoid touching other people's food. Stay home if sick and encourage colleagues to do the same.
School: Remind children of proper hand washing techniques and timing (i.e. before lunch or snack time and after using the bathroom).
Traveling:Avoid unnecessary travel and try to stay at least 6 feet away from anyone who is sneezing, coughing or blowing their nose. At the airport, wash your hands after going through security and after getting off the plane.
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