Hand washing 101

You know that hand washing is important, but do you really know how to do it? Make sure you’re in the know with our hand washing 101 basics!

When to Wash your Hands:

  1. Any time your hands are visibly soiled or dirty

  2. After going to the bathroom

  3. Before eating or drinking

  4. After coughing or sneezing

  5. After handling garbage or waste

  6. After touching another person or their bodily fluids

  7. After contact with an animal

  8. After touching raw foods

  9. Before food preparation

  10. Any time you are not positive your hands are clean

How to Wash your Hands:

  1. Wet hands with warm water

  2. Use liquid or bar soap. The soap does not need to be antibacterial to be effective, although it can be.

  3. Rub hands together for a minimum of 20 seconds, making sure to clean between your fingers and under your fingernails. Also wash the backs of your hands, your wrists, and your forearms.

  4. Rinse well, keeping hands and fingers pointed downwards as you do.

  5. Dry hands with a paper towel or air hand dryer.

  6. If possible, use a paper towel to turn off the faucet and open the bathroom door

How to Wash Your Hands

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