National Handwashing Awareness Week December 6-12, 2020
Let’s work together to decrease the spread of infectious diseases!
The goal of National Handwashing Awareness Week is to decrease the spread of the flu and other infectious diseases by informing individuals to educate and help protect their communities.
Follow Five Steps to Wash Your Hands the Right Way
Washing your hands is easy, and it’s one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of germs. Clean hands can stop germs from spreading from one person to another and throughout an entire community – from your home and workplace to childcare facilities and hospitals.
Follow these five steps every time you wash your hands:
- Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap.
- Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
- Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds.
- Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.
- Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.
To learn more, visit https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/when-how-handwashing.html