Hand Cleanliness

Hand washing is one of the best tools we have to prevent the spread of COVID-19, so we want to make sure we all use it effectively. Remember these key times to wash your hands:
  • Before touching your eyes, nose, or mouth because that’s how germs enter our bodies.
  • After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • Before handling food, and before and after eating.
  • After using the restroom.
  • After touching an item or surface in a public place that may have been touched frequently by other people. This includes door handles, tables, and shared electronic equipment (keyboards, mice, phones).
When you enter a bathroom on campus, you’ll see signs reminding us all to wash our hands frequently and thoroughly. Use soap and water to lather all surfaces of your hands, and wash for at least 20 seconds before rinsing with water and drying your hands with a paper towel. Bathrooms are stocked with soap and towels, and touch-free faucets and paper towel dispensers are installed in all campus bathrooms.
Sometimes, you won’t be able to get to a sink and wash your hands with soap and water. Hand sanitizer stations are provided throughout the campus to supplement hand washing. If you’re looking for a hand sanitizer dispenser, you can find them near elevators and stairwell entrances, but they’re also in lobbies, corridors, service areas, and other high volume areas.
Don’t forget to use the trash cans around campus to throw out used tissues, paper towels, disposable masks, and gloves. We have reminders (signs) around campus for that, too.