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Handwashing

Help Prevent Disease

Hand washing is one of the most important things a person can do to prevent the spread of many diseases!

When to Wash

  • Before handling food and food preparation items
  • Before and after eating
  • After using the bathroom, after changing a diaper, and after helping a child use the bathroom
  • After exposure to blood and other body fluids (blood, urine, feces, runny noses, vomit, etc.)
  • After coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose and after wiping a child's nose
  • After playing or working outside
  • After handling trash
  • Whenever hands look, feel or smell dirty
How to Wash
  1. Wet
  2. Soap
  3. Scrub at leasat 15 seconds
  4. Rinse
  5. Dry
  6. Use paper towel to turn off faucet