It’s National Handwashing Awareness Week!

It’s that time of the year. Everyone seems to be sick, fighting off sickness, or sneezing onto you. It’s gross. That’s why it’s important to wash your hands. More importantly, remind others to wash their hands. Lucky for you, you have a totally valid excuse to call someone out on not washing their hands.

It’s National Handwashing Awareness Week! It runs Sunday, December 4 through December 10. It’s just a few weeks after Global Handwashing Day which was back on October 15.  Hand washing can be one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of contagious disease when done correctly.  It is important that we teach students about the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.  Sensible hand washing in schools not only prevents the spread of contagious symptoms like colds, but also more serious diseases like hepatitis A and meningitis.

In an effort to support National Handwashing Awareness Week and to keep students, teachers and educators healthy, Certification Map created an infographic with facts pertaining to hand washing; how to do it correctly and common mistakes people make when washing their hands.  Please share this infographic as part of your educational outreach and campaigns focused on keeping schools healthy.