Help protect yourself and others from the spread of germs by washing your hand with soap and water. Remember that washing with soap and water is the best way to clean your hands!
Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds.
If soap and water are not available, the CDC recommends using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
The CDC cautions that sanitizers do not get rid of all types of germs, and their effectiveness goes down if your hands are really dirty or greasy. Also, they might not remove chemicals or other contaminants that might be on your hands, like pesticides.