• By Deb Balzer

Mayo Clinic encourages patients to practice good hand hygiene

May 18, 2020
a Caucasian person pumping clear hand soap or hand sanitizer onto their finger tips

Mayo Clinic has placed reminders about good hand hygiene and also has placed hand sanitizer stations around campus to help stop the spread of COVID-19. 

Amy Williams, M.D., Mayo Clinic executive dean for practice, illustrates how to properly apply hand sanitizer.

Watch: Mayo Clinic encourages patients to practice good hand hygiene

Journalists: Video is available in the downloads at the end of the post.

Follow these steps for the proper use of hand sanitizer:

  • Apply the gel product to the palm of one hand. Check the label to find out the appropriate amount.
  • Rub your hands together for at least 20 seconds.
  • Rub the gel over all the surfaces of your hands and fingers until your hands are dry.

Dr. Williams also illustrates some measures which have been put in place so patients can practice safe social distancing.

You also can join Dr. Williams here for a virtual walking tour of Mayo Clinic’s Rochester facilities where she demonstrates why it’s safe to come to Mayo Clinic. For more information, refer to the appointments page here.


Information in this post was accurate at the time of its posting. Due to the fluid nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, scientific understanding along with guidelines and recommendations may have changed since the original publication date

Check the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for additional updates on COVID-19. For more information and all your COVID-19 coverage, go to the Mayo Clinic News Network and mayoclinic.org.

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