UofL Health and Louisville Water partner to promote National Handwashing Awareness Week

UofL Health and Louisville Water partner to promote National Handwashing Awareness Week
December 1, 2020

Handwashing and reliable, safe water supply vital in stopping spread of COVID-19

Handwashing has been in the spotlight during COVID-19. It’s one of the most important things you can do to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. 

Dec. 1 – 7 is National Handwashing Awareness Week and there’s never been a better time to learn more about hand-hygiene. UofL Health and Louisville Water are teaming up to raise awareness of the important role handwashing plays in stopping the spread of COVID-19. 

UofL Health team members are on the frontline of the pandemic, caring for thousands of COVID-19 patients since March. Infection prevention experts throughout the hospital system work to educate staff and patients on the best ways to stay healthy, including handwashing and wearing masks. 

A reliable, safe water supply is crucial to help fight the pandemic. Louisville Water not only provides this resource for the community, but also uses water as a teaching tool, interacting with more than 40,000 students in a typical year.  

Together, UofL Health and Louisville Water are reminding people of the importance of handwashing and the public health impact the water system plays.