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National Handwashing Week

December 5 – 11 is National Handwashing week. Regularly washing your hands is one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. *

When to Wash Your Hands:*

  • Before, during, and after preparing food
  • Before and after eating food
  • Before and after caring for someone at home
  • Before and after treating a wound
  • After using the bathroom
  • After changing a diaper or assisting a child going to the bathroom
  • After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
  • After touching an animal, animal food, or animal waste
  • After handling pet food or pet treats
  • After handling garbage

How Germs Are Spread:*

  • Touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
  • Preparing or eating food with unwashed hands
  • Touching a contaminated surface or object
  • Blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing into your hands or on common objects

To learn more about healthy hand washing and the prevention of spreading germs please visit the CDC website here.

*Handwashing – Clean Hands Save Lives | CDC