Hello Babysitters and Families
Do you remember how, in class, we talked quite a bit about the importance of HAND WASHING in your life – whether you’re babysitting or have come home from school?
You’ve collected lots of germs and virus and bacteria and stuff on your hands.
I hope this chart is a quick reminder and helper for you. Tell your family. Tell your friends.
One thing – it says to sneeze or cough into your elbow. YES, that’s if the sneeze “sneaks up on you“. But the BEST thing you can do is always have a handkerchief in your pocket to grab if you’re going to sneeze. The handkerchief or tissue catches 100% of the saliva blowing out of your mouth. (eh, I know… But that’s how we spread disease!) Studies show that using your elbow still allows some germs and saliva to fly around the elbow out as far as 3-4 feet! It’s better than not covering the sneeze, at all – but NOTHING beats a handkerchief or tissue.
So – here’s a quiz from class – HOW LONG should you wash your hands (vigorously, with soap)?
- 10 seconds
- 15 seconds
- 20 seconds
You’re RIGHT – 20 seconds is what is recommended. Tell your family. Tell your friends.
Stay safe! Stay healthy!
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