Health Minute: Handwashing

Dec 29, 2020

You’re listening to WPSU’s Health Minute, a collaboration with Penn State’s College of Nursing. 

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues, it’s important to take the time to wash your hands properly to prevent the spread of germs.

For proper handwashing:

1. Wet your hands with running water, then lather with soap.

2. Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. To ensure accurate timing, hum the “Happy Birthday” song twice from beginning to end. 

3. Finish by rinsing your hands with running water and drying them using an air dryer or a clean towel.

If you don’t have access to running water, use hand sanitizer that’s at least 60% alcohol. 

For more information, visit cdc.gov.

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I’m Cheraine Stanford, WPSU.