The Approved Method To Washing Your Hands, Step By Step

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In the interest of public health, and for those of you who are visual learners, we present this video guide to properly washing your hands.

Here are the steps:

  • Wet your hands. Use warm or cool water as hot water may be too harsh.

  • Turn off the faucet while you scrub to conserve water.

  • Lather up with soap and scrub for 20 seconds (roughly the time it takes to sing “Happy Birthday” twice).

  • Be sure to get the backs of your hands, wrists, fingernails, and thumbs.

  • Rinse for 10 seconds (1 “Happy Birthday”).

  • Dry thoroughly and apply some hand lotion.


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