To minimize the spread of infection, follow these basic handwashing instructions. With your hands angled downward under the faucet, adjust the water temperature until it's comfortably warm.
Add soap and work up a generous lather by scrubbing vigorously for 10 seconds. Be sure to clean beneath fingernails, around knuckles, and along the sides of fingers and hands.
Rinse your hands completely to wash away suds and microorganisms. Pat dry with a paper towel. To prevent recontaminating your hands on the faucet handles, cover each one with a dry paper towel when turning off the water.