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Turn on the water and get your hands wet before lather up with soap. Clean, running water is more important than temperature.

Rub your hands together to lather up the soap. Clean every surface from between your fingers and under your nails to your palms and back of your hands.

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.

Scrub for at least 20 seconds when washing hands. It’s about the time to sing or hum “Happy Birthday” twice.

Be mindful that...

Your phone is a breeding ground for germs and it's 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.

Keep a bottle of sanitizer available at each of your home's entrances AND car. for use after touching contaminated objects when you can't immediately wash your hands.

Germs can stick around on a surface for days! Make it a habit to regularly disinfect the door knob, light switch, remote control at home

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

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People touch their faces more than 20 times an hour on average. About 44 percent of the time, it involves contact with the eyes, nose, or mouth.

If no tissue is available, you should aim into 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.

Wash your hands before putting the mask on, secure the mask over the nose and mouth with no gaps and avoiding touching the front of the mask.

Wash your hands before putting the mask on, secure the mask over the nose and mouth with no gaps and avoiding touching the front of the mask.

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