The cold weather may usher in the holiday season and snowmen building, but it also brings seasonal colds and flu that quickly can ruin any plans you have for the season. The best way to avoid getting sick is to wash your hands regularly.

Did you know? Germs can survive for up to three hours on your hands, and many diseases are spread by not washing hands with soap and clean, running water.

Washing your hands often, especially during these critical times when germs are likely to spread, can help you stay healthy:

For more general information on handwashing, please refer to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) page.