Perhaps the single most important thing you can do to prevent the spread of disease is to wash your hands.
Be sure to wash your hands after:
Using the toilet
Coughing or sneezing
Preparing raw meat
Changing a diaper or helping a toddler in the bathroom
Before you eat
Helpful Handwashing Materials
Posters and Print Materials | Hmong Handwashing Poster (pdf)
Mother Knows Best
Simple steps for washing your hands to prevent disease | Video
Put Your Hands Together
Scientists estimate that people are not washing their hands often or well enough and my transmit up to 80% of all infections by their hands. From doorknobs to animals to food, harmful germs can live on almost everything. Handwashing may be your single most important act to help stop the spread of infections and stay healthy | Video
Handwashing Toolkits (For Ramsey County Residents ONLY)
Handwashing exercises are fun and educational for staff meetings, classrooms and daycare settings.
To find out more information or checkout a toolkit, email Ask PH.
Minnesota Department of Health
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