Prevent infections through hand-washing
Hand-washing is one of the most important — and easiest — ways to prevent infectious disease. To help spread that message, APHA's Get Ready campaign is bringing together everything you need to know about hand-washing right here on the Get Ready website!
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Tips for keeping kids safe from infectious disease Watch now
Tips for day cares
Hand-washing is especially important at day cares, where little hands come into contact with germs on a regular basis.
Check out our Q&A with Bobette Thompson of the National Association of Child Care Professionals. Read now or listen to our podcast
Get the facts
How long should I wash my hands? Should I use warm or hot water? Get the answers to these and other questions in these frequently asked questions on hand-washing. Read FAQs