According to Consumer Reports, handwashing is critical in stopping the spread of any respiratory virus (and other bugs), and it’s recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19, flu and more. Wash your hands after you use the bathroom, after you blow your nose, cough or sneeze. Proper technique uses soap and scrubbing all parts of your hands for at least 20 seconds. Water temperature and type of soap don’t matter, but scrubbing for at least 20 seconds makes the difference. Let’s all stay healthy: Don’t Panic; Stay Home; and Wash Your Hands.