Handwashing and Cold Care Kits

When should you wash your hands?
  • Before, during, and after preparing food
  • Before eating food
  • After using the toilet
  • After changing diapers or cleaning up a child who has used the toilet
  • Before and after caring for someone who is sick
  • After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
  • After touching an animal or animal waste
  • After touching garbage
  • Before and after treating a cut or wound
What is the right way to wash your hands?
  • Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold) and apply soap
  • Rub your hands together to make a lather and scrub them well; be sure to scrub the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails
  • Continue rubbing your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the "Happy Birthday" song from beginning to end twice
  • Rinse your hands well under running water
  • Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them
Listen to the CDC's Podcast on Handwashing 

Cold Care Kits contain: Information on preventing and caring for the common cold and flu, pocket tissues, hand sanitizer, disposable thermometer, green tea, salt for gargling, chicken soup, and a mask

Cold Care Kits are available at Cutler Health Center or your Resident Assistant

Contact Brianna Woodworth for more information at Brianna.Woodworth@maine.edu or 581-4000