It’s that time of year again! As we all begin to celebrate holidays this winter, it’s more important than ever to make sure hand hygiene remains at the top of our lists. December 1 – 7 this year is National Handwashing Awareness Week, and we are planning to have some fun with it this year. Today, tomorrow, and Wednesday. we’ll be posting brief articles with interesting “Did You Knows” about why it’s important to wash your hands. On Thursday, Mel is spending some time at a local elementary school to create a number of Handwashing Superheroes out of the grade 4/5 students she’ll be spending time with. And on Friday we’ll wrap up the week with some of the images and items that come out of Mel’s day with the students on Thursday.
Monday’s “Did You Knows”:
- About 80% of all infectious diseases are transmitted by touch
- You should wash your hands with soap and water for 30 seconds, every time you wash.
- The most common place to harbor germs on your hands are the back of your thumb, fingernails, and surrounding areas.
- Only 15% of people regularly wash their hands correctly.
Be sure to check back every day this week for more information!