CDC: When and How to Wash Your Hands

April 3, 2020

AUTHORITY: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

DATE PRODUCED: Last reviewed April 2, 2020

TYPE: Info Sheet


  • What spaces should I clean and how frequently?
  • When should I wash my hands?
  • How should I wash my hands?
  • How should I use hand sanitizer?

SHORT DESCRIPTION: During the COVID-19 pandemic, keeping hands clean is especially important to help prevent the virus from spreading. Handwashing is one of the best ways to protect yourself from getting sick. Learn when and how you should wash your hands to stay healthy.