How to Get Rid of Germs in 20 Seconds

A cup of cocoa, a crackling fire and a roast ham.

The holidays should be spent with friends and loved ones, not sick with a virus or infection. Learn how to properly wash your hands with our tips during this National Hand Washing Week and don’t miss out on making any memories!

  • Lather for at least 20 seconds before rinsing your hands, and don’t forget to wash in between fingers and under your nails.
  • Teach kids to hum the ‘Happy Birthday,’ song twice so they know when they’re done.
  • Bring disinfectant wipes with you to restaurants if you’ve got kids so you can wipe down any visibly dirty surfaces.

Not sure where you should be washing? Check out our guide below.

How to Get Rid Germs in 20 Seconds


Want to learn more? Check out the CDC’s tips for hand washing. 

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