December is Handwashing Awareness Month

Quick Facts:

  • Germs are everywhere. Make handwashing with soap and water a healthy habit to protect yourself and your family from getting sick. 
  • Everything you touch has germs that stay on your hands. Make clean hands a healthy habit everywhere you go so you don’t get sick. 
  • Your hands carry germs you can’t see. Take the time to wash your hands for 20 seconds during key times to stay healthy.
  • Handwashing can help prevent 1 in 5 respiratory illnesses and 1 in 3 diarrheal illnesses. Learn more about the benefits of handwashing. 
  • Stay healthy by making handwashing a regular part of your cooking routine. Wash hands to prevent spreading germs to your food and your family. 
  • Don’t let germs ruin your food plans. Make handwashing a healthy habit while preparing food for yourself and loved ones. 
  • Everything you touch has germs that stay on your hands. Wash your hands while preparing food so you don’t get sick. 
  • Wash your hands often when you cook to prevent the spread of germs. Be sure to wash before preparing any food.
Handwashing from the CDC

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