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Lower School Notes from the Nurse

Nurse Leslie would like to remind everyone that the best way to prevent the spread of infection and disease is to wash your hands, frequently, with soap and water.  With so many different viruses going around, this is one of the easiest and most effective ways to help protect yourself and your family. The Center for Disease Control recommends you clean your hands in a specific way to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others.  Please take a few minutes to reinforce proper handwashing techniques with your children at home.

  1. πŸ–Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and then apply soap. Why? Using soap to wash your hands is more effective than just water because the soap removes the microbes from skin, and people tend to scrub their hands more thoroughly when using soap. 

  2. Lather your hands with soap. Be sure to cover the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails. Why? Lathering and scrubbing hands creates friction, which helps lift dirt, grease, and microbes from skin.  Microbes are present on all surfaces of the hand.

  3. Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the "Happy Birthday" song from beginning to end twice. Why? Evidence suggests that washing hands for about 15-30 seconds removes more germs from hands than washing for shorter periods.

  4. 🚰Rinse your hands well under clean, running water. Why?  Because your hands could become recontaminated if put them back in the sink of standing water. Rinsing the soap away also minimizes skin irritation.

  5. πŸ™ŒDry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them. Why? Germs can be transferred more easily to and from wet hands; therefore, hands should be dried after washing.

~ Nurse Leslie, Lower School Nurse