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More than 33,000 Metro Atlanta Students Observe Global Handwashing Day

Location: Georgia, USA
Participants: 33,000
Organizations:
 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); Global Soap Project; LYSOL®

 

Students at more than 50 local schools learned how to wash hands the right way to avoid getting sick and spreading germs.

More than 33,000 Georgia students learned about handwashing on October 15th and 21st when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention partners with two programs to observe Global Handwashing Day. The CDC will provide Atlanta educators with videos, podcasts, fact sheets, and lesson plans to help teach their students the importance of handwashing to keep themselves and others healthy. More than 50 schools received bars of soap, donated by the Global Soap Project of Norcross, for handwashing demonstrations and practice. On Wednesday, October 15th, CDC Ambassadors also participated in handwashing activities in various schools throughout Fulton, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, and Gwinnett counties.

LYSOL® Healthy Habits bus to promote handwashing
On Tuesday, October 21st, the LYSOL® Healthy Habits Bus, along with CDC staff, visited McNair Discovery Learning Academy in Decatur and Drew Charter School in Atlanta to increase awareness on the importance of handwashing. The bus teaches elementary school children how to reduce the spread of germs through interactive hygiene activities.

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