It seems like common sense, but currently, handwashing can be the deciding factor in your health and livelihood. While there are plenty of signs, media, and infomercials reminding you to wash your hands, there is a right and wrong way to do it. You would be surprised at how many people don't know how to wash their hands, hence why we've prepared a handwashing 101 guide to help.
20 seconds are recommended for thorough hand washing to kill most viruses and bacteria. Thoroughly wash fingertips, palms, wrists, and knuckles. Remember to wash in between fingers and the top of the thumbs. Rinse and repeat as needed, thoroughly dry before sanitizing or wearing gloves.
Handwashing frequency will vary with the individual. It always recommended to wash hands after using high touch objects or surfaces like door handles, phones, keypads, etc. Handwashing is especially important before touching your face or using personal items like your phone. Always wash hands before preparing food for yourself or others. We know it may seem like common sense, but you can't be too careful today.
For best results, use a liquid gel soap that isn't too concentrated. Sanitizer may be used if handwashing isn't an option. Remind your friends, families, and coworkers of proper handwashing techniques or etiquette.