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Happy Handwashing Awareness Week

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calls hand washing “a do-it-yourself vaccine” and suggests remembering five easy steps: Wet, lather, scrub, rinse, dry.

Proper hand hygiene can help reduce infections by washing the hands thoroughly with soap and water or cleaning your hands with a waterless, alcohol-based sanitizer. The CDC’s hand hygiene guidelines note you should scrub for at least 20 seconds, or about twice as long as it takes to sing “Happy Birthday” to yourself.

Stay healthy Linn-Mar.

Wash Your Hands!