spotlight AP The right way to clean your hands during germ season McClatchy-Tribune Dec 28, 2019 Dec 28, 2019 Updated Mar 17, 2020 0 Are you washing your hands correctly? Here's a step-by-step reminder for hand washing and sanitizer use 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 0 comments Tags Wire Sweeps Dccar Mct Tns Lifestyles Health Flu Season Evergreen Related to this collection Health Wash your hands the right way, and other tips to ward off virus Updated Jun 17, 2020 Here's a guide to washing your hands with soap and water and using hand sanitizer, along with related tips for cleaning your phone and shopping for supplies.