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Myth: Wearing gloves is better than washing your hands. Truth: Nope! Good han…

2020-08-12 15:01:11

Myth: Wearing gloves is better than washing your hands.

Truth: Nope!
Good handwashing is still the #1 way to fight infection. Gloves can pick up the virus just like your hands can. Then, if you touch your face, your mouth, or surfaces with your gloves on, you can expose yourself.

It's better to wear gloves if you anticipate coming into contact with body fluids or other items that can be harmful. Additionally, gloves should not be worn in between tasks, since that can spread virus, too.

Tip: Wash your hands before and after wearing gloves. Also, "good hand washing" is done like this:

1. Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap.

2. Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.

3. Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice.

4. Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.

5. Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.


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