Hand washing is the most important deterrent to the
transmission of common infections.

  1. WET your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap.
  2. LATHER your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Be sure to lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
  3. SCRUB your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice.
  4. RINSE hands well under clean, running water.
  5. DRY hands using a clean towel or air dry them.

Handwashing tips provided by the CDC.

More Resources:
Handwashing Fact Sheets