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Wash Your Hands Often to Stay Healthy: Handwashing is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family from getting sick. Image of a woman washing hands in a bathroom and a reminder to make handwashing a healthy habit.

Learn when and how you should wash your hands to stay healthy.

You can help yourself and others stay healthy by washing your hands often, especially during these key times when you are likely to get and spread germs:

  • 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 blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
  • After using the toilet
  • After changing diapers or cleaning up a child who has used the toilet
  • After touching an animal, animal feed, or animal waste
  • After touching garbage.

For more information click here to view the Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC)https://www.cdc.gov/features/handwashing/index.html

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