Health Updates March

Health Updates March
Posted on 03/11/2020
With cold and flu season in our midst and with heightened surveillance for the Corona and Noro Viruses we wanted to let you all know that the best and easiest way to prevent illness and decrease the spread of germs, no matter what the illness is; is by handwashing. When should a person wash their hands?
  Before eating food 
 After using the toilet 
 After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing 
 After touching garbage
  Before, during, and after preparing food
  After being around someone who is sick 
 After touching money 
 After touching an animal or picking up animal waste 
Washing hands with soap and water is the best way to remove germs from your hands. Here is the correct way to wash your hands:
  Wet your hands with clean running water (warm or cold is ok) and apply soap. 
 Rub your hands together to make a lather; friction is key and focus on fingers; scrub the fingers, cuticles, under finger nails, between your fingers and thumbs, back of your hands, and palm of your hands.
 Continue rubbing your hands together for at least 20 seconds. Helpful ways to time your handwashing include: humming the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice, or singing the ABCs one time. Ask your child what they do at school.
  Rinse your hands well under running water.
  Dry your hands with a clean towel, turn the faucet off and the open the door with that towel. Unfortunately not everyone will wash their hands after they have used the restroom. Using the towel prevents you from getting dirty hands before you even leave the bathroom! Wearing a mask is not statistically proven to reduce the spread of airborn illnesses. What masks do is a reminder to not touch our nose and mouth. If good handwashing is practiced there is no need for a mask. Masks are not recommended currently due to security reasons. 
Stay Healthy!
With cold and flu season in our midst and with heightened surveillance for the Corona and Noro Viruses we wanted to let you all know that the best and easiest way to prevent illness and decrease the spread of germs, no matter what the illness is; is by handwashing. When should a person wash their hands?
  Before eating food 
 After using the toilet 
 After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing 
 After touching garbage
  Before, during, and after preparing food
  After being around someone who is sick 
 After touching money  
 After touching an animal or picking up animal waste  
Washing hands with soap and water is the best way to remove germs from your hands. Here is the correct way to wash your hands:
  Wet your hands with clean running water (warm or cold is ok) and apply soap. 
 Rub your hands together to make a lather; friction is key and focus on fingers; scrub the fingers, cuticles, under finger nails, between your fingers and thumbs, back of your hands, and palm of your hands.
 Continue rubbing your hands together for at least 20 seconds. Helpful ways to time your handwashing include: humming the “Happy Birthday ” song from beginning to end twice, or singing the ABCs one time. Ask your child what they do at school.
  Rinse your hands well under running water.
  Dry your hands with a clean towel, turn the faucet off and the open the door with that towel. Unfortunately not everyone will wash their hands after they have used the restroom. Using the towel prevents you from getting dirty hands before you even leave the bathroom! Wearing a mask is not statistically proven to reduce the spread of airborne illnesses. What masks do is a reminder to not touch our nose and mouth. If good handwashing is practiced there is no need for a mask. Masks are not recommended currently due to security reasons. 
Stay Healthy!
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