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Washing Your Hands Helps Limit Exposure to Germs

Washing your hands, a is an easy way to prevent the spread of the majority of germs.  We can reduce the amount of bacteria that are spread through contact if we wash our hands regularly and properly.  The CDC infographic illustrations the proper way to wash your hands.  

Step 1

 

Wet your hands with clean water. 

Step 2

Get soap onto your wet palm. 

Step 3 

Rub hands together thoroughly get the back and front of each hand including between fingers, the nails, and wrist. Wash for a minimum of 20 seconds.

 

Step 4 

Rinse hands with clean water.

Step 5

Dry your hands with a clean dry disposable napkin/paper towel. 

Contagious bacteria can live on surfaces for hours and days.  It is vital that commonly touched areas are well cleaned and disinfected.  Transmission of harmful bacteria can be life altering for individuals with developmental disabilities, senior citizens, other with predispositions. Below is a CDC infographic with information about cleaning and disinfecting areas around you.

Do's and  Don't of Facemask

Wearing of a facemask can help protect you and others from bacteria that may pass through the air from contaminated individuals.  The CDC infographic illustrations the appropriate ways to handle your mask.

Do clean your hands before putting on your mask.

  This will reduce the opportunity of inadvertently putting germs in the mask's vital areas.

Do completely cover your nose and mouth.
  The mouth, nose, eyes, and ears are the most accessible routes for bacteria to enter into your body. 

Do wear a mask that fits properly.

 A loose mask is an unfit mask. To prevent germs from having easier access be sure that gaps are eliminated. 

Do not wear your mask under your nose or mouth, on your head, around your neck or arm.

Do not let straps hang.

 

Do not touch or readjust your mask with cleaning your hands before and after. 

Do not wear cloth mask without a surgical mask or KN95, N95. 

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