Germs can hide under long fingernails and on dirty hands. Keeping your fingernails short and washing your hands often, are the most important things you can do to stop germs from making you sick. Germs that cause illnesses such as colds, flu, diarrhea, and vomiting can get on your hands from touching things around you. People, pets, raw foods, toys, soil, and objects used in our daily lives can all have germs on them. When you wash your hands properly it helps remove germs from your hands.
Wash your hands before:
Eating and snacking
Touching your mouth
Wash your hands after:
Visiting the restroom
Coughing or sneezing on your hands
Doing other activities that dirty your hands