The year is about to end and, while the global pandemic still rages in many part of the world, many have become lax in protecting themselves and their loved ones. And with today being the last day of National Handwashing Awareness Week, it’s as good as time as any to remind you of one such area that you must continue being strict with: hand hygiene.
Remember that Covid-19 droplets can settle on tissues or handkerchiefs that you may use when you cough. Surfaces such as elevator buttons, door handles and stair rails may also have Covid-19 particles. Once the virus is on your hands, it can enter your nose or mouth when you touch your face. And we Americans touch our face often: A study conducted among students revealed that they touched their face about 23 times an hour.