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National Handwashing Week is Dec 1-7!

As if we need this important reminder again, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and flu season, but it never hurts to remind ourselves how important handwashing is to prevent the spread of illness.

Although there are many different types of ailments, there is one thing that can help ward off most of them: handwashing. It might sound simple, obvious and on repeat over the last few months, but experts continue to tell us the simple scrubbing of hands using soap and water is the answer to keeping healthy and preventing the spread of disease including COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calls hand-washing a “do-it-yourself vaccine” that is “one of the best things we can do to keep from getting sick and avoid spreading germs to others.”

It involves five simple steps: Wet, Lather, Scrub, Rinse, and Dry. Join Baptist Health Hardin to make a renewed commitment for you and your family to prioritize handwashing.

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