Hand Hygiene

Healthy Hand Hygiene

Hand Hygiene is one of the most important ways to stay healthy and limit the spread of any illness including COVID-19.

How to wash your hands? Follow these five steps every time.

  • 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. Lather 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.

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water frequently for at least 20 seconds.

Handwashing should be done often, and always:

  • After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing

  • After being in a public place

  • Before eating and/or preparing food

  • Before touching your eyes or putting in contact lenses

  • Before and after you touch your mask

  • Before and after recess

  • After using the toilet

  • After touching garbage

If you are unable to wash your hands, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. All Gloucester Schools have hand sanitizer stations in classrooms and throughout our buildings.

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