The easiest pathway for germ transmission is through the hands, especially when high-touch surfaces—such as doorknobs, restrooms, storage areas, refrigerator handles, and desks—are not frequently cleaned. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), handwashing is one of the best ways to avoid the spread of germs. It has been an integral part of infection prevention during the COVID-19 pandemic and will continue to be an essential public health measure.
Knowing how and when to wash your hands is more important than ever as germs and viruses continue to spread throughout facilities. Following the proper steps for handwashing and drying, along with using the right products, is key to mitigating the spread of germs and avoiding skin irritation.