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National Handwashing Awareness Week

From December 1st – 7th we are celebrating National Handwashing Awareness Week. Now more than ever washing your hands for 20 seconds is very important to keep viruses and bacteria away from you. If you do not have a timer you can sing the “Happy Birthday” song twice!

When should you wash your hands:

  • Before, during and after food preparation
  • Before eating
  • Before and after caring for sick person
  • After using the toilet
  • After touching garbage
  • After sneezing or coughing

The best way to clean your hands is with soap and water, if they are not available you can use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.  Just keep in mind hand sanitizers do not get rid of all types of germs!

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