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    Here Is How The World Health Organization Says You Should Wash Your Hands

    This is important.

    With news of the coronavirus among us, now — more than ever — is an important time to be germ cautious!


    So, today we want to remind you to wash your hands — the correct way.


    So, what is the correct way? Here, watch this video:

    #Didyouknow that hand washing with soap is one of the most important and simple ways to prevent diseases and spreading germs to others. Watch our video by our Infection Prevention and Control Nurse, Helen Saraqi, to learn how to wash your hands like a pro #HandHygiene

    According to the World Health Organization, you should always wash your hands with soap and water. (I hope everyone knew that already.)

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    Once enough soap is lathered in your hands, rub the back of your hands and your palms.

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    Then, interlock your fingers, palm to palm, and rub the tops of each side of the back of your hands.

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    Next, you want to wash the back of your fingers on your opposing palms. (Basically, you clasp your hands together with one palm up and one palm down.)

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    Then you clean each thumb by rotationally rubbing them.

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    You end by scrubbing the tops of your fingers and your wrists.

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    Washing your hands for the proper length of time is also super important. You should wash them for as long as it takes to sing "Happy Birthday" TWICE.


    Here is a picture breakdown made by the World Health Organization:

    Oh! And if you don't have immediate access to soap and water, use alcohol-based hand rub to kill germs. That's what Kylie Jenner does.


    So, now you'll know why everyone is singing "Happy Birthday" in the bathroom! Here's to staying germ-free in 2020!


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