What is the right way to wash your hands?

  • Wet your hands with clean running water (warm or cold) and apply soap.
  • Rub your hands together to make a lather and scrub them well; be sure to scrub the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
  • Continue rubbing your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Pray the Lord’s Prayer or sing a verse from your favorite hymn.
  • Rinse your hands well under running water.
  • Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry.

Everything you might want to know about hand washing is available on the CDC website here: www.cdc.gov/features/handwashing.

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