With peak flu season right around the corner, Handwashing Awareness Week reminds us how important it is to always wash our hands properly! Washing your hands helps prevent the spread of germs and bacteria. While many people know the importance of washing their hands, few do it properly. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends following these five steps to properly wash your hands:
1. Begin by wetting your hands with clean, running water (hot or cold) then turn off the sink and apply soap.