Handwashing Etiquette

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HANDWASHING ETIQUETTE FROM THE INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (IDH)
Keeping hands clean is one of the most important things we can do to stop the spread of germs and stay healthy.

• Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds whenever hands are visibly soiled and in the following situations:

    • Before and after meals and snacks
    • Before and after recess
    • Before and after sharing supplies or equipment
    • After going to the restroom

• Build time into daily routines to incorporate hand washing.

• Consider making hand sanitizers with at least 60% alcohol available for everyone near frequently touched surfaces, doors, shared equipment, and where soap and water are not readily available.

• Promote hand hygiene throughout the school by placing visual cues.

• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.


*All practices are subject to change based on expert guidance regarding local conditions.

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