Hand Hygiene Protocol

Protocol for Hand Hygiene

  1. Upon entry into school building, students will have access to the following:
    1. Handwashing stations (i.e. sinks in the bathroom) with soap and water for 20 seconds
      1. Handwashing strategies will be taught and signs explaining the best way to wash hands will be displayed next to hand washing stations/in bathrooms.
    1. Alcohol based hand sanitizer (with 60-95% alcohol) stations
  2. Prior to going to lunch, students will wash their hands with soap and water for 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer with 60-95% alcohol.  Students should be encouraged to wash/hand sanitize hands after lunch.
  3. Students will be required to wash their hands with soap and water for 20 seconds after restroom use.
    1. Handwashing strategies will be taught and signs explaining the best way to wash hands will be displayed in bathrooms.
  4. Students will be required to wash their hands before and after using playground equipment.  Students will have access to the following:
    1. Handwashing stations (i.e. sinks in the bathroom) with soap and water for 20 seconds.
    1. Alcohol based hand sanitizer (with 60-95% alcohol) stations.

CDC posters and fact sheets for handwashing in English and Spanish:  https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/campaign.html

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