National Hand Washing Awareness Week is December 4-10

Created on Friday, 02 December 2011 13:59

Contact: Collette DuValle, 317-373-2391

The Marion County Public Health Department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention remind you that good hand washing is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others.

In honor of National Hand Washing Awareness Week, here are some tips to stay healthy by washing your hands.

How to wash hands:

When to wash hands:

If soap and water are unavailable, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol to clean hands, and wash hands with soap and water at the first opportunity. Hand sanitizers are not effective against all types of germs, and they do not work well when hands are visibly soiled.