Hand Hygiene

Hand washing can help eliminate the spread of germs! Germs are on everything we touch. If we don’t wash our hands and we touch our eyes, nose, or mouth, germs can enter our bodies and potentially make us sick. Washing our hands with soap and water removes germs. The best way to wash our hands is to wet them with clean running water, lather with soap, scrub for at least 20 seconds, rinse and dry. Some key times we should wash our hands are before making/eating food, when we are around someone who is sick, after using the bathroom, after touching animals, and after coughing or sneezing. Washing our hands is an easy way to stay healthy!