Did you know?

It’s important to wet your hands thoroughly with clean, running water before applying soap. Either hot or cold water will be equally effective.

Rub your hands together to lather the soap. Be sure to scrub the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.

It’s important to scrub between your fingers, under your nails, all over your thumbs and up your wrists. There are germs all over your hands, not just on your palms and fingertips.

Damp hands spread 1,000 times more bacteria than dry hands! Dry your hands thoroughly with paper towel after washing.

The recommended time for washing your hands is 20 seconds — just hum the “Happy Birthday” song twice!

Be mindful that...

Your phone is a breeding ground for germs and it could be dirtier than a toilet seat. Make it a habit to disinfect your phone regularly!

Some pathogens can last for about nine days on surfaces, so we are constantly coming in contact with potential pathogens that can cause an infection.

Keeping a bottle of hand sanitizer at hand can help you quickly disinfect when you can’t wash your hands immediately.

Germs can stick around on a surface for days. Make it a habit to regularly disinfect the doorknobs, light switch, and remote controls at home.

Your hands are only clean until you touch the next surface. Come up with other strategies to keep your hands occupied instead of touching your face.

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On average, people touch their faces more than 20 times an hour. Out of those times, around 44% involves contact with the eyes, nose, or mouth.

When you’re sneezing or coughing without a tissue, you should aim at your elbow, not your hand. Otherwise, it creates an opportunity for virus to contaminate other objects you touch.

The current scientific consensus is that this virus can be spread within 2 meters (6 feet) if somebody coughs. Otherwise, the droplets fall to the ground and don’t infect you.

Cover your mouth and nose and make sure there are no gaps between your face and the mask. Avoid touching the mask while using it.

Keeping a healthy and balanced diet will help build a strong immune system for your body and give it the best chance to fight an infection.

Getting an average of 7-8 hours of sleep will help strengthen your body and its immune system. It’s crucial to a healthy life, both physically and mentally.