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Handwashing

We all know that frequent handwashing is the best way for us to avoid getting sick. Germs that cause the cold or the flu spread quickly if you touch our eyes, nose, or mouth so it’s important to keep your hands clean.

Below are the 5 steps for effective handwashing

Step 1: Wet Your Hands

Begin by wetting your hands in either warm or cold water

Step 2: Rub with Soap

Next, apply soap to your hands and rub them together.Make sure to get the backs of your hands, in between your fingers, and under your nails

Step 3: 20 Second Rule

Make sure to rub your hands together for 20 seconds. You can add some fun by humming or singing “Happy Birthday” or your ABCs

Step 4: Rinse

After 20 seconds, rinse your hands under the running water. Make sure to rinse off all the soap!

Step 5: Dry

Finally, dry off your hands by using a clean towel

Keeping your hands clean is the most effective way to avoid getting sick. For more information regarding handwashing please visit the CDC’s website (listed below).

https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/handwashing-family.html

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