Published on February 12, 2018

Essentia Health offers free hand-washing posters to public      

Washing your hands frequently and effectively is one of the best ways to stop the spread of germs and protect you and your loved ones.  Unfortunately, many of us have become complacent when it comes to sudsing up with a quick turn of the soap and splash of the water.  Essentia Health has placed “How to wash” posters in its public and staff restrooms and now is offering the complimentary guides to schools, daycares, public organizations, businesses or non-profit organizations.

The 8 x 10 poster comes with double-sided tape so it will stick easily on bathroom mirrors or other vertical surfaces and is removable.  The cardstock is plasticized for easy cleaning.  To order your posters, please email and include the following information:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Organization
  • Number of posters requested

Essentia Health will fulfill all orders while supplies last and will mail the posters to the organization at no cost. 

Here are some other helpful tips to keep in mind when practicing good hand hygiene:

  • Remind yourself and others to wash carefully around nails and between the fingers
  • Show children how to properly wash their hands and remind them to wash after going to the bathroom, before eating and after playing with pets
  • Use a disinfectant wipe on shared surfaces of your home including your cell phone, computer mouse and television remote

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