Doing Our Best To Promote Good Handwashing
Hi everyone! We hope everyone is staying safe and enjoying the nice weather. The EveryBody team wanted to take this opportunity to share some tips for "good handwashing" with you.
According to the CDC, washing hands can keep you healthy and prevent the spread of infections from one person to the next. You can help yourself and your loved ones stay healthy by washing your hands often, especially during these key times when you are likely to get and spread germs:
- After you've been in a public place and touched 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, etc.
- Before touching your eyes, nose, or mouth because that’s how germs enter our bodies.
Washing your hands is easy, and it’s one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of germs. Clean hands can stop germs from spreading from one person to another and throughout an entire community—from your home and workplace to childcare facilities and hospitals. When washing your hands, you can follow these best practices:
- Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap.
- Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
- Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice.
- Rinse your hands well under running water.
- Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.
We know these steps might seem oversimplified, but we feel it's important for all of us to be doing everything we can to best prevent the spread of germs and a refresher course never hurts.
Washing hands with soap and water is the best way to get rid of germs in most situations. If soap and water are not readily available, you can use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol (EveryBody's hand sanitizer has 70%).