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.

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UofL Health is a fully integrated regional academic health system with eight hospitals, four medical centers, Brown Cancer Center, Eye Institute, nearly 200 physician practice locations, and more than 1,000 providers in Louisville and the surrounding counties, including southern Indiana. Additional access to UofL Health is provided through a partnership with Carroll County Memorial Hospital. With more than 13,000 team members – physicians, surgeons, nurses, pharmacists and other highly-skilled health care professionals, UofL Health is focused on one mission: to transform the health of communities we serve through compassionate, innovative, patient-centered care.

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