As COVID-19 continues to spread around the globe, the Town of Kindersley would like to reminded all residents to practice proper hand washing hygiene and stay home if you are sick, or contact your doctor if symptoms become worse.
The best method to protect yourself against COVID-19 or any other virus is to practice everyday preventive actions, including:
- Practice proper cough and sneezing etiquette (into the bend of your elbow)
- Wash your hands often with soap and water; if soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
- Maintain safe food practices
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
7 Steps to Good Hand Washing:
Step 1: Wet Hands
Step 2: Rub Palms Together
Step 3: Rub the Back of Hands
Step 4: Interlink Your Fingers
Step 5: Cup Your Fingers
Step 6: Clean the Thumbs
Step 7: Rub Palms with Your Fingers
Rub your fingers over your left palm in a circular motion, then swap.
Once you’ve followed these hand washing steps, you should then thoroughly rinse with warm running water and dry with a clean, disposable paper towel. Paper towels are the most hygienic way to dry your hands, but automatic hand dryers may also be used in your workplace. If yours does, make sure you do not touch any part of the hand dryer with your clean hands, as you will risk transferring bacteria back onto them. Likewise, you should never use a reusable towel to dry your hands, as they can harbour dangerous levels of bacteria that transfer back onto your hands.
If your taps have a push and release or automatic feature, use this as instructed. If not, you should use a disposable paper towel to turn off the tap.
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