• COVID-19

    Don’t stop washing your hands!

a white person washing his of her hands with soap in a stainless steel kitchen sink near a window with sunlight

Hand-washing remains the best defense against the spread of viruses, including SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

As more communities open up and follow changing pandemic protocols it's good to remember one of the most important protections against COVID-19 is washing your hands.

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