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Step 1: Wet hands under warm or cold water, turn off the faucet and apply soap to hands.
Step 2: Rub hands together for 20 seconds. (Sing or hum the “Happy Birthday” song two times.) Make sure children remember to scrub between their fingers, the backs of their hands and underneath fingernails.
Step 3: Rinse hands with clean, running water and dry with a clean towel or paper towel.
Step 1: When soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer or antiseptic wipes. Follow the instructions on the label. Choose hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Step 2: When using hand sanitizer, supervise children so they don’t swallow it or get it in their eyes. Rub the sanitizer on the front and back of hands and in between the fingers until hands are dry. Do not rinse the sanitizer off hands.