Handwashing in Community Settings

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Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Settings

See CDC’s recommendations and resources for Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Settings

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.

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Page last reviewed: January 11, 2021