Hand Washing Procedures:
Washing your hands thoroughly with soap and water is the single most important way to prevent the spread of germs and protect yourself and others.
It is especially important to wash your hands:
• Before, during and after you prepare food
• Before and after meals
• After going to the bathroom
• After blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing on your hands
• After touching animals
• When your hands are dirty
• More frequently when someone in your home is sick
What is the correct way to wash your hands?
• Always use warm running water and soap
• Rub hands together vigorously until a soapy lather appears and continue washing for at least 30 seconds or about the length of a little tune. (Children can sing the song “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” while washing) Be sure to wash all surfaces thoroughly, including the wrists, fingers, top of hands, between fingers, and under fingernails.
• Rinse hands under warm running water.
• Dry hands with a clean, disposable (single use) towel
• Turn the faucet off using the towel as a barrier between your hands and the faucet.