Handwashing — It Makes a Difference!

Especially during the winter flu and cold season, keeping hands clean is one of the most important steps to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. Washing hands with soap and clean, warm, running water for 20 seconds is the best way. However, if soap and clean water are not available, use an alcohol-based product to clean your hands.

For more information on handwashing as well as other ways to avoid spreading germs, see HGIC 4360, Handwashing - It Makes a Difference!.

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