Handwashing Awareness Week – December 2-8, 2012
Two Rivers Public Health Department wants to remind you that hand washing is easy to do and it's one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of many types of infection and sickness in all settings—from your home and workplace to child care facilities and hospitals. Washing hands can help stop germs from spreading from one person to another and even throughout communities.
When you should wash your hands:
The right way to wash your hands:
Washing hands with soap and water is the best way to reduce the number of germs on them. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Alcohol-based hand sanitizers can quickly reduce the number of germs on hands in some situations, but sanitizers do NOT eliminate all types of germs.
Information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2012.