Part 4: Hand Hygiene

Employees, students and visitors must wash their hands or apply hand sanitizer frequently and after touching items or surfaces that may be frequently touched by other people, such as door handles, tables, desktops, shared workstations or microphones, or electronic registers/screens.

In particular, wash your hands or use hand sanitizer:

  • Before touching your eyes or nose.
  • Before, during, and after preparing food.
  • Before eating.
  • Before and after treating a cut or wound.
  • After using the restroom.
  • After changing diapers or cleaning up a child who has used the restroom.
  • After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • After touching an animal, animal feed, or animal waste.
  • After handling trash.

The University will provide ample hand washing supplies in all restrooms. Hand sanitizer stations will be positioned throughout all buildings on campus, including outside of bathrooms and elevators, to ensure easy access and frequent use. Stations will be positioned at a height that ensures young children cannot accidentally consume the sanitizer. Stations will be refilled regularly with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that meets CDC criteria.

Washing Hands

  1. Wet hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), and apply soap.
  2. Lather hands by rubbing them together, lather the backs of the hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
  3. Scrub hands for at least 20 seconds, (maybe hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice).
  4. Rinse hands under clean, running water.
  5. Dry hands using a clean towel or air dry them.

Using Hand Sanitizer

  1. Read the label to learn the correct amount of product to apply.
  2. Apply the product to the palm of one hand.
  3. Rub hands together.
  4. Rub the product on all surfaces of the hands and fingers until hands are dry, this should take around 20 seconds.