Wash your hands!
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), handwashing
is the single most important means of preventing
spread of infection.
The CDC recommends the following steps for handwashing:
- Wash your hands with hot running water and soap. Children should use warm running water.
- Rub your hands together for at least 20 seconds.
- Pay special attention to your wrists, the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your fingernails.
- Leave the water running while you dry your hands on a paper towel.
Use the paper towel as a barrier between the faucet and your clean hands when you turn off the water.
- View our video: The ABCs of Handwashing
Learn more about the importance of handwashing.
Minnesota Department of Health