Clean Hands Help Protect Your Family
When should you wash your hands?
- Before preparing or eating food
- After going to the bathroom
- After changing diapers or cleaning up a child who has gone to the bathroom
- Before and after caring for someone who is sick
- After handling uncooked foods, particularly raw meat, poultry or fish
- After blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing
- After handling an animal or animal waste
- After handling garbage
- Before and after treating a cut or wound
- After handling items contaminated by flood water or sewage
- When your hands are visibly dirty
Using alcohol-based sanitizers:
- Rub product over all surfaces of hands and fingers until hands are dry.
–Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention