No matter the time of year we are always susceptible to colds and flu.
When should you wash your hands?
- Before, during, and after preparing food
- Before eating food
- Before and after caring for someone who is sick
- Before and after treating a cut or wound
- After using the toilet
- After changing diapers or cleaning up someone who has used the toilet
- After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
- After touching an animal, animal feed, or animal waste
- After handling pet food or pet treats
- After touching garbage
How should you wash your hands?
- Wet your hands with clean running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap and apply soap
- Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Be sure to later the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails
- Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds
- Rinse your hands well under clean running water
- Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them