To help you beat the common cold this season, here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • The best practice for washing hands: wet hands with warm water before applying soap, rub hands together covering each palm, between fingers and then the back of your hand, and then dry your hands thoroughly.
  • Make washing your hands a routine. When we come home from the hustle and bustle of errands, we often forget to wash our hands but it’s crucial to remember. Wash your hands after visiting any public place, such as the grocery store, post office or mall.
  • If you’re caring for someone ill, or someone very old or young, it’s especially important to wash your hands before and after there is contact.
  • Do your best to not touch your face or rub your eyes without first washing your hands. Challenge yourself during the day to avoid touching as best you can.
  • If you wear contacts lenses, it’s vital you wash your hands before caring for your contacts or touching your eyes.

Stay healthy, friends!

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