Did You Know?

Did You Know?

National Handwashing Week is observed the first week in December and is dedicated to helping people remain healthy one hand wash at a time. Washing your hands regularly is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of infectious diseases, including COVID-19 and the flu.

Therefore, you should wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol to clean hands BEFORE and AFTER:

  • Touching your eyes, nose, or mouth
  • After using the toilet
  • Touching your mask
  • Caring for someone at home who is sick with vomiting or diarrhea
  • Entering and leaving a public place
  • After touching an animal, animal feed, or animal waste
  • After handling pet food or pet treats
  • After touching garbage
  • Treating a cut or wound
  • Preparing food  and eating food

Touching an item or surface that may be frequently touched by other people, such as door handles, tables, gas pumps, shopping carts, or electronic cashier registers/screens

*Please note if your hands are visibly soiled, it is recommended that you wash your hands and not use a hand sanitizer.

In summary, COVID -19 has taught us that it is more important than ever to be more intentional about our effort to practice good hand hygiene personally.

For more information or other helpful tips, visit our free resource section on the LYLWL’s Website.

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