Handwashing and Respiratory Etiquette

HANDWASHING AND RESPIRATORY ETIQUETTE

 

Schools should continue to encourage frequent handwashing and good respiratory etiquette to both prevent contracting and spreading infectious diseases, including COVID-19. 


Through ongoing health education units and lessons, teach children proper handwashing and reinforce behaviors. Support healthy hygiene behaviors by providing adequate supplies, including soap, a way to dry hands, tissues, face masks (as feasible), and no-touch/foot-pedal trash cans.


Schools will ensure that teachers and staff practice proper handwashing and respiratory etiquette.