CDC Recommends Washing Hands to Stop the Spread of COVID-19

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have published information on how to protect yourself & others from COVID-19.   One of the most effective ways to stop the spread of COVID-19 is washing your hands.  The CDC recommends:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • It’s especially important to wash:
    • Before eating or preparing food
    • Before touching your face
    • After using the restroom
    • After leaving a public place
    • After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
    • After handling your mask
    • After changing a diaper
    • After caring for someone sick
    • After touching animals or pets
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Click here for further CDC instructions on how to properly wash your hands.

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