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Hand Hygiene Helps You Stay Healthy

Wash hands often and well, making sure to scrub for 20 seconds including the front, back and between your fingers

Germs are everywhere! They can get onto your hands and into your body when you touch your eyes, nose or mouth. Washing hands throughout the day with soap and water is one of the easiest and most important steps you can take to remove germs and help prevent sickness.

While at school, students will be instructed to wash their hands or use sanitizer at the start of the day, before and after eating, going to recess and using the bathroom, and at other times during the day. Hand hygiene is important outside of school, as well.

Proper handwashing is most effective when following these five steps:

  1. Wet hands with clean, running water (warm or cold)
  2. Apply soap, and lather by rubbing hands together with the soap.
  3. Scrub your hands—front, back and between your fingers—for at least 20 seconds, about as long as it takes to sing the ABC song.
  4. Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.
  5. Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.

School staff are cleaning everything else. Keeping hands clean is something students can help do for themselves!

More Information:

Health & Safety Protocols for On-Site Learning
CDC Guidance for Handwashing

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