Did you wash your hands after you...

- were pushing a shopping cart?

- filled up on gas at the pump?

- went to the doctors office?

- went to the bathroom? 

- took the garbage out?

- went to the dog park?

- or after you realized that the coworker you love so much is sick and just touched the handle on the coffee pot that you just poured from?


and wash your hands before you...

- pick up a baby.

- visit an elderly person.

- prepare a meal.

- eat finger foods.

Prevent the spread of an illness by washing your hands.

It is important for children to develop hand washing skills at a young age, so here are some tips for making it fun!

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. Need a timer? Hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice.

  • Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.

  • Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.