Handwashing in Communities: Clean Hands Save Lives

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Keeping hands clean helps prevent the spread of germs, like COVID-19. Read more about ways to protect yourself and others during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Regular handwashing is one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid getting sick, and prevent the spread of germs to others. Whether you are at home, at work, traveling, or out in the community, find out how handwashing with soap and water can protect you and your family.

Communication Resources
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Use CDC materials to raise awareness of hand hygiene in your community:

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Frequent Questions About Hand Hygiene
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Get answers to frequently asked questions about washing your hands and using hand sanitizer in community settings.

Page last reviewed: March 21, 2022