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Personal Hygiene Practices

Coughing/Sneezing Hygiene

If you are in a private setting and do not have on your face mask, remember to always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow. Throw used tissues in the trash. Immediately wash your hands/elbow with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.


Handwashing

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, sneezing, or touching your face. 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, and wash your hands after touching your face.
 
How to Wash Your Hands
Keeping hands clean is one of the most important things we can do to stop the spread of germs and stay healthy.
Wet Lather Scrub Rinse Dry

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

Hand Sanitizer Availability

Generally, most individuals will be able to maintain hand hygiene by properly washing their hands with soap and water from restroom and department sinks. In situations where access to soap and water is not feasible, additional sanitizer may be requested through the Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) Request.

Hand Sanitizing Stations

Hand sanitizing stations will be positioned at building entrances and other high-traffic areas. Employees should “tap-in and tap-out,” using hand sanitizer upon entering and exiting buildings and offices.