Wash Your Hands to Prevent COVID-19

Washing your hands is the CDC’s top preventive measure to lower the risk of contracting the novel coronavirus or passing it along to others. Wash your hands after you cough, sneeze, touch your face or use the bathroom. Wash before and after you change locations, too — when you leave for and return from a grocery store or pharmacy, for example. Frequent washing can leave your hands dry and chapped, of course, so be sure to moisturize with a dab of lotion when necessary.