Topics: Coronavirus (COVID-19)
If soap and water are not available, the next best option is to use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. The CDC recommends using an alcohol-based hand rub with greater than 60% ethanol or 70% isopropanol. The alcohol in hand sanitizer breaks up the virus making it unable to reproduce. When using hand sanitizers, apply a generous drop to the palm of the hand and rub it across both hands, front and back, and the fingertips for at least 20 seconds.