Washing your hands is a critical practice to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 and other foodborne illnesses. All employees must wash their hands as often as possible using soap and hot water for at least 20 seconds in designated handwashing sinks. Additional information and can be found in the Handwashing SOP and the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Hand Hygiene guideline.

When to Wash Your Hands
You must wash your hands:
• Upon arriving to work
• Before departing from work
• Before putting on or in between changing gloves
• Between each kitchen task or every 30 minutes, whichever is more frequent
• After using a time clock to clock in for a shift
• After handling raw animal products
• When moving between food preparation areas
• After all cleaning tasks, such as sweeping, mopping, or disinfecting surfaces
• After handling:
— Dirty dishes, equipment, or utensils
— Trash
— Cash and credit cards
— Pens, menus, and other contaminated materials
— Electronics such as cell phones and other personal or shared device
• After using the restroom
• After sneezing, coughing, or using a tissue
• After touching your hair, face, or body, including safety equipment
• After eating, drinking, smoking, or chewing gum
• After interacting with e