With the seasons changing, it’s that time of year when students are likely not just carrying schoolwork home with them. The best way to stop the spread of germs is by washing our hands. Children come in contact with multiple things at school that can be a home for bacteria and germs. Given that it is cold and flu season right now, it is especially crucial to use proper handwashing techniques to stop the spread of germs. Today we are going to review tips to promoting handwashing in your school.
To start, it is important to teach your students to always wash their hands at the right times. It is also just as important to teach your students how to wash their hands properly. Here are a few key times when students should always wash their hands, and how to properly do so.
When to wash your hands
• Before and after eating
• After using the restroom
• After blowing nose or coughing or sneezing
• After being outside
• After gym class
How to properly wash your hands
• Wet your hands with clean warm or cold water
• Lather your hands with antibacterial soap
• Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds
• Rinse your hands under clean, running water
• Dry your hands using a clean towel or hand dryer
If students and staff work together to promote proper hand washing, you can significantly reduce the amount of germs that spread throughout the school. At Cook’s we have a wide range of hand sanitation products. If you need assistance purchasing or need a quote, we are happy to assist you.