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Keeping your kids healthy & safe during flu/virus season

The CDC recommends two main steps to take:

  1. Know how viruses are spread. Visit the CDC website for updates and additional information.
  2. Avoid being exposed to the virus.

 

  • Before, during, and after preparing food
  • Before eating food
  • Before and after caring for someone at home who is sick with vomiting or diarrhea
  • Before and after treating a cut or wound
  • After using the toilet
  • After changing diapers or cleaning up a child who has used the toilet
  • After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
  • After touching an animal, animal feed, or animal waste
  • After handling pet food or pet treats
  • After touching garbage

Twinkle, twinkle little star
Look how clean my two hands are
With soap and water, wash and scrub
Got those germs off, rub-a-dub-dub
Twinkle, twinkle little star
Look how clean my two hands are

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“Wash, Wash, Wash Your Hands”

Wash, wash, wash your hands
While you sing this song
Rub and scrub, rub and scrub
The germs swirl down the drain
Scrub, scrub, scrub your hands
While you sing this song
Rub and scrub, rub and scrub
The germs swirl down the drain

“If You’re Dirty and You Know It”

If you’re dirty and you know it
Wash your hands
If you’re dirty and you know it
Wash your hands
If you’re dirty and you know it
Then your hands will surely show it
If you dirty and you know it
Wash your hands.

During the COVID-19 pandemic,

you should clean hands:

  • After you have been in a public place and touched an item or surface that may be frequently touched by other people, such as door handles, tables, gas pumps, shopping carts, or electronic cashier registers/screens, etc.
  • Before touching your eyes, nose, or mouth because that’s how germs enter our bodies.
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Key Times to Wash Hands

You can help yourself and your loved ones stay healthy by washing your hands often, especially during these key times when you are likely to get and spread germs:

 

  • Before, during, and after preparing food
  • Before eating food
  • Before and after caring for someone at home who is sick with vomiting or diarrhea
  • Before and after treating a cut or wound
  • After using the toilet
  • After changing diapers or cleaning up a child who has used the toilet
  • After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
  • After touching an animal, animal feed, or animal waste
  • After handling pet food or pet treats
  • After touching garbage

 

Avoid exposure by:

  • Cleaning your hands often for at least 20 seconds with soap and water.
  • Avoid close contact: with people who are sick and stay home as much as possible. Put distance between you and other people.
  • Cover nose and mouth with cloth face cloth when around others.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes.
  • Clean and disinfect daily.

Teach your children how to wash their hands well and often. Singing songs will make it fun for your kids! Here are some spins on traditional tunes that are catchy and will keep them washing for the recommended 20 seconds.

 

Songs to wash you hands to:

“Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”

Twinkle, twinkle little star
Look how clean my two hands are
With soap and water, wash and scrub
Got those germs off, rub-a-dub-dub
Twinkle, twinkle little star
Look how clean my two hands are

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“Wash, Wash, Wash Your Hands”

Wash, wash, wash your hands
While you sing this song
Rub and scrub, rub and scrub
The germs swirl down the drain
Scrub, scrub, scrub your hands
While you sing this song
Rub and scrub, rub and scrub
The germs swirl down the drain

“If You’re Dirty and You Know It”

If you’re dirty and you know it
Wash your hands
If you’re dirty and you know it
Wash your hands
If you’re dirty and you know it
Then your hands will surely show it
If you dirty and you know it
Wash your hands.

During the COVID-19 pandemic,

you should clean hands:

  • After you have been in a public place and touched an item or surface that may be frequently touched by other people, such as door handles, tables, gas pumps, shopping carts, or electronic cashier registers/screens, etc.
  • Before touching your eyes, nose, or mouth because that’s how germs enter our bodies.
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Key Times to Wash Hands

You can help yourself and your loved ones stay healthy by washing your hands often, especially during these key times when you are likely to get and spread germs:

 

  • Before, during, and after preparing food
  • Before eating food
  • Before and after caring for someone at home who is sick with vomiting or diarrhea
  • Before and after treating a cut or wound
  • After using the toilet
  • After changing diapers or cleaning up a child who has used the toilet
  • After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
  • After touching an animal, animal feed, or animal waste
  • After handling pet food or pet treats
  • After touching garbage

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