Wash Your Hands

Steps for Washing Your Hands

Washing your hands properly is one of the most important things you can do to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Follow these steps to ensure you remove as many germs as possible:

  1. Wet your hands with warm water.
  2. Apply soap.
  3. Scrub the front and backs of hands, in between your fingers, under your nails, and around your wrists for 20 seconds (try singing the ABCs).
  4. Rinse your hands under warm water. 
  5. Dry hands with a clean towel or paper towel. 
  6. Turn off the sink using a towel. 

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University of Wyoming Extension

Issued in furtherance of extension work, acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Kelly Crane, Director, University of Wyoming Extension, College of Agriculture, Life Sciences and Natural Resources, University of Wyoming Extension, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming 82071.

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