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COVID-19 Resources: Handwashing

Guide focusing on resources to gain additional information regarding COVID-19.

When Should You Wash Your Hands?

You should wash your hands after being out in a public place, blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. 

5 steps of Handwashing

Follow these five steps every time.

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


Source: CDC

Hand-washing Steps Using the WHO Technique

What You Need to Know About Handwashing

Create Your Own Poster!

Visit to create your own personalized hand washing poster based on your favorite lyrics. 



Name That Tune

You have 20 seconds: what chorus are you scrubbing to?
"Happy Birthday": 3 votes (50%)
"Truth Hurts" by Lizzo: 1 votes (16.67%)
"Love on Top" by Beyonce: 0 votes (0%)
"Never Gonna Give You Up" by Rick Astley: 1 votes (16.67%)
"Lose Yourself" by Eminem: 0 votes (0%)
"Mambo No.5" by Lou Bega: 0 votes (0%)
"What’s Love Got To Do With It" by Tina Turner: 0 votes (0%)
"Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen: 0 votes (0%)
HEY! My tune isn't here but I still want to vote (psst, click here).: 0 votes (0%)
I scrub to the beat of my own drum.: 1 votes (16.67%)
Total Votes: 6