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How To Protect Yourself and Others

ATLANTA, GA - Many of our iCAN youth members have asked how do you protect yourself, along with your family and friends during the pandemic? We know that the best and most important way is through practicing social distancing measures and staying safe at home. However, sometimes it is a necessity to go out, and when you do, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC ) recommends frequently washing your hands and have outlined a few basic steps to better ensure that you and your loved ones stay healthy.

Four Easy Steps to Practicing Helpful Hand Hygiene:

1.) Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

2.) If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

3.) Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.

4.) Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

Handwashing 101:

To help us with a special visual guide, our friends at Jumo Health have created an 'iCAN Approved' Handwashing 101 infograph to share a step-by-step approach to staying clean and healthy. Thanks to Jumo Health, you can download your FREE copy here to post in your own bathroom, kitchen, laundry room, or anywhere that might help to remind your friends and family of a great way to stay safe during the pandemic.

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