CDC advice: Wash your hands often

Another one of the steps the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends to help protect yourself and others from COVID-19 is to wash your hands often.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place or after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

The CDC website provides regular updates and helpful information on COVID-19. View more tips on protecting yourself and others.