Wash hands to prevent infection and viruses

Sometimes it's easy to see when we need to wash our hands, but sometimes it's not.
Please join District 200 school nurses in promoting the importance of hand washing.
AFTER using the bathroom, sneezing, touching the nose, playing with an animal, playing outside, playing with toys that other children use, or touching anything soiled with body fluids or wastes (such as blood, saliva, urine, stool, or vomit)
BEFORE AND AFTER eating, cooking, or otherwise handling food

ANYTIME hands look, feel, or smell unclean


Best way to wash…

Use warm, but not hot, running water. Run the "cold" water first.

Avoid shortcuts. Use soap. Wash the front and back of both hands. Remember to clean under nails. Wash for at least 15 seconds. (This is about how long it takes to sing the alphabet song.) Rinse well.

Dry hands with a fresh paper towel or an automatic dryer. Then use the towel to turn off the faucet.