spotlight The right way to clean your hands during germ season McClatchy-Tribune Oct 24, 2019 0 Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save Are you washing your hands correctly? Intro There are two effective ways to rid your hands of flu viruses, bacteria, germs and other microbes. Here's a look at your options. HO Hand washing 101 Lather hands well with soap under warm running water. HO Rub hands together Rub hands together vigorously for 20 seconds; scrub back of hands, wrists, fingers, under nails; rinse well. HO Dry hands Dry hands with clean towel; use towel to turn off faucet and grab doorknob on exiting to avoid recontamination. HO Non-soap sanitization Use when soap and water are not available; must be at least 60 percent alcohol to be effective. HO Half a teaspoon Use at least a half-teaspoon to coat both hands. HO Rub hands Rub hands vigorously at least 30 seconds; if sanitizer dries before then, use more and repeat. HO Dirty hands Non-soap sanitization is not effective if hands are visibly dirty; use soap and water first. HO Tags Sweeps Wire Dccar Mct Tns Lifestyles Health Flu Season Evergreen Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save View comments Most Popular Study links hair dyes, straighteners to higher breast cancer risk, particularly among black women Must-Reads Of The Week From Brianna Labuskes Recommended View All Promotions AP promotion spotlight Which Team USA women's soccer player are you? promotion spotlight AP How much do you know about Halloween?