Protect yourself and your school

FOLLOW FIVE STEPS TO HANDWASHING

Washing your hands is easy, and it’s one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of germs.

  • Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap.
  • Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
  • Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice.
  • Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.
  • Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.


HAND SANITIZER BACKUP BASICS

  • Apply the gel product to the palm of one hand (read the label to learn the correct amount).
  • Rub your hands together.
  • Rub the gel over all the surfaces of your hands and fingers until your hands are dry. This should take around 20 seconds.

 

WASH YOUR HANDS OFTEN

Handwashing is the probably the most important thing you can do to stay healthy. Wash your hands:

  • After you have been in a public place and touched an item or surface that may be frequently touched by other people, such as door handles, tables, gas pumps, shopping carts, or electronic cashier registers/screens, etc.
  •  Before and after you touch your eyes, nose, and mouth
  •  Before you prepare or eat food and drinks with unwashed hands
  • After you blow your nose, cough, or sneeze into your hands


COVER YOUR COUGH OR SNEEZE WITH YOUR SLEEVE


  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
  •  Cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve.
  •  Put used tissue into the trash bin.
  •  Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer.



KEEP YOUR DISTANCE

Try your best to keep six feet away from other people at school.

 

 

 




Posted Date: 5/20/2020
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