Washing Your Hands

How, Why, and When

How to Wash Your Hands


  1. Rinse your hands.
  2. Add soap and rub your hands together under the water
  3. Rinse hands to remove soap
  4. Turn off the water and dry your hands.




Tip: To make one towel dry both your hands fully, shake your hands 12 times then use the recommended one paper towel to finish drying your hands.

Why You Should Wash Your Hands

You should wash your hands to remove any germs that you carry around with you. This keeps you from catching a cold or getting a virus.

When Should You Wash Your Hands?

You should always wash your hands after using the restroom. You should also wash your hands before eating.