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Wash your hands

Wash hands often. It is one of the best ways to protect yourself from disease and to stop the spread of germs to others. 

Download + post these handwashing signs in the kitchens and bathrooms of your workplace, school, or community building:

  • Keep healthy sign -- in English. (PNG)
  • Wash your hands sign -- in English (PDF, PNG)
  • Wash your hands sign with steps -- for most reading levels. (PDF  PNG)
  • Fight germs hand sanitizer sign -- in English (PDF, PNG)


wash your hands sign for most reading levels  

Schools and childcare facilities are great places to reinforce handwashing habits. Check out these classroom activities and plans for teachers.

Follow these five steps when washing hands:

  1. Wet
  2. Lather
  3. Scrub… long enough to sing the “Happy Birthday” song
  4. Rinse
  5. Dry