Washing your hands is important, but doing so in a high traffic space like the Library, can be even more important. Did you know that we have sanitizing wipes available to clean off study space and computer areas? We also have anti-bacterial hand sanitizer available at the circulation and reference desks for your use.
Prefer the soap and water method? Make sure you’re washing your hands correctly. According to the CDC’s video titled “Put Your Hands Together”, you must “wet your hands, apply a good amount of soap, and lather up, and then focus on washing your hands for about 20 seconds—about the time it takes to sing “Happy Birthday” twice.”
Avoiding germs is important, but did you know that you are also less likely to get sick if you get enough sleep? UW-W Health and Counseling Services provides some great information about the importance of sleep and how to improve your sleep patterns. If you have questions or concerns about your sleeping patterns, UHCS has medical staff and counseling staff that can address a variety of sleep related problems.
Interested in reading more? Browse some materials related to sleeping well and staying healthy while in college, or check out Live right! : beating stress in college and beyond by Debra Atkinson or The smart student’s guide to healthy living : how to survive stress, late nights, & the college cafeteria.