Fight Germs. Wash Your Hands!

Steps to washing your hands. 1. Wet 2. Soap 3. Scrub 4. Rinse 5. Dry 6. Turn the water off.

Washing your hands is one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid getting sick, and prevent the spread of germs to others. Research shows washing your hands for 20 seconds with soap and water is the most effective way to remove harmful germs and chemicals. 

When should you wash your hands?

  • When they look dirty
  • Before preparing or eating food
  • Before and after caring for someone who is sick
  • Before and after treating any wound
  • After blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing
  • After going to the bathroom
  • After changing diapers or assisting anyone who has gone to the bathroom
  • After handling garbage
  • After touching any animal or animal waste
  • After touching any surface or object that is frequently touched by other people

This handwashing demonstration will show you how handwashing can get rid of germs and chemicals that get on your hands every day. 

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