A young girl at a school sink washing her hands

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

    Schools and childcare facilities are great places to strengthen 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