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. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. Break area and lab sinks should have a mounted soap dispenser with soap. Handwashing signs should be easily visible in bathrooms and break areas. The signs provided by EH&S are available in the Building Manager Toolbox, and the CDC has many signs available for download.

If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry. Contact facilities management to obtain a mounted dispenser and refills.