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Proper Hand Washing Demonstration

Keep Yourself Safe: Wash Hands Thoroughly

Protect you and your family during the COVID-19 outbreak by practicing proper hand washing techniques. 

  1. Wet your hands with clean running water (warm or cold) and apply soap.
  2. Rub your hands together to make a lather and scrub them well; be sure to scrub the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
  3. Continue rubbing your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the "Happy Birthday" song from beginning to end twice.
  4. Rinse your hands well under running water.
  5. Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry.
Stop the Spread of Germs Infographic. Wash hands thoroughly, always cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing, stay at least 6 ft. away from other people, disinfect commonly touched surfaces, stay home if you are sick, avoid touching your face

Learn Best Practices to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

Help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases like COVID-19 by following these guidelines. 
  • Hand-washing for at least 20 seconds
  • Covering your mouth/nose when coughing/sneezing
  • Clean and sanitize frequently touched surfaces and objects (door knobs, drawer pulls, etc.)
  • Stay home if/when you are sick
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
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