Proper handwashing is said to be one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of diseases. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or CDC, during this COVID-19 pandemic, you must wash hands: after you have been in a public place and touched an item or surface frequently touched by other people, such as door handles, tables, shopping carts, and the like. before touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. before, during, and after preparing food. before eating. before and after caring for someone who is sick. before and after treating a cut or wound. after using the toilet after changing diapers or cleaning up a child who has used the toilet. after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. after touching an animal, animal feed, or animal waste. after handling pet food or pet treats. after touching garbage.
Here’s how you can wash your hands properly: