Health Educator, Sabrina Bernard, continues to impress upon the general public to practice proper hand hygiene.
She made the call during the 3rd of a 4-Part Virtual COVID-19 Educational Session.
Frequent, thorough handwashing with soap and water is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of infectious diseases and is the first line of defense against COVID-19.
Bernard states that ‘handwashing has always been the way to keep you from getting sick but when with the covid-19 outbreak, handwashing is even more important, and not only washing your hands but washing it properly.’
She continued saying, ‘When you wash your hands, you help prevent the transmission of germs and viruses, so it is important to wash your hands.’
Like a cold, Coronaviruses are spread through droplets from coughing or sneezing and via contaminated surfaces. Therefore, good hygiene is key to avoiding spreading it- and catching it.
Along with other important behaviors such as physical distancing, thoroughly washing hands often, and at key moments is essential to controlling the pandemic.