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Handwashing and Hand Sanitizing Copy

During the COVID-19 pandemic, keeping hands clean is especially important to prevent the virus from spreading. As a business owner, you must require regular handwashing or use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers. In this lesson, we will go over best practices and recommendations. 

Pro tip: Employees should always wash hands when they are visibly soiled and after removing any PPE.

Effective handwashing: 

In this practical demonstration, Pamela Isom will show you examples of effective and ineffective handwashing. 

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Effective hand sanitizing:

In this next video, you will find tips on hand sanitizing and how to use hand sanitizer to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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Key takeaways:

  • When you wash your hands, make sure to put soap on the back of your hand as well as the palms. 
  • Rub vigorously before putting your hands under water, so soap does not slide down the drain. 
  • Rubbing the soap will help break down the virus. and Do this for 1520 seconds. 
  • Wash your hands under the water for another 1520 seconds.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.


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