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Hand Washing

Hand washing is the very best way to protect yourself from many things that can make you sick.

Germs can spread on dirty hands when you

  • touch your eyes, nose, and mouth

  • handle food

  • eat or drink

  • touch surface or objects

  • blow your nose, cough, or sneeze 

Washing your hands often with soap and water keeps your hands clean from germs.

It is very important to wash your hands often during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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CDC and the Cartoon Network work together to show kids the best way to wash their hands. 

Wet. Lather. Scrub and sing "Happy Birthday." Rinse. Dry.

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Always wash your hands before you handle food, eat, or drink. Washing your hands after using the bathroom or petting animals. Wash your hands often with soap and water.

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Hand sanitizer does not kill germs as well as hand washing does. Use hand sanitizer if no soap and water are available. Be sure the sanitizer has an alcohol content of at least 60%.