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When to Wash Your Hands

  • After using the restroom
  • Before, during, and after preparing food, especially raw meat, poultry, or seafood
  • Before and after meals and snacks
  • Before inserting or removing contact lenses
  • After touching animals or handling animal waste
  • After changing a diaper
  • Before and after caring for someone who is sick or injured
  • After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
  • More frequently when you or someone in your home is sick
  • Anytime your hands are dirty
Click here to download, print and share our hand hygiene messages. You can also order publications online.
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Have U Washed poster

Have you washed your hands today?

Good handwashing behavior is vital to good health. ACI has free materials to help you share handwashing education with you family, community or school.  

Click here to view, download and copy  handwashing posters, brochures and bookmarks.