Even prior to the global pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has referred to handwashing as a “do-it-yourself” vaccine. While the importance of handwashing has gained significant attention recently, MORE HEALTH is pleased to have been at the forefront of personal hygiene education for over thirty years. Our Personal Hygiene “Scrubba Bubba” Lesson teaches second graders proper personal hygiene habits that help fight germs and promote a healthy lifestyle. As our students return to learning, please take the time to discuss the importance of hygiene with your family. Prevent the spread of viruses by practicing these healthy habits!
- Wash hands often, especially before eating and after coughing, sneezing, or blowing your nose, and visiting the restroom.
- Wash the fronts and palms, between fingers, both wrists, and under fingernails.
- Wash for a full 20 seconds.
- Do not forget to dry hands completely because germs tend to live in the water and dirt left on hands.
- If soap and water are not available, the CDC recommends using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Keep sneezes and coughs to yourself (use a tissue or your elbow instead of your hand.
- Keep your hands out of your eyes, mouth, and nose.
- Get the flu vaccine.
- Please keep your child at home if he/she is sick.