Hand Sanitizer vs. COVID-19

How hand sanitizer breaks down the coronavirus and keeps you safe when you are unable to wash your hands. Good hygiene is key when avoiding COVID-19.


Good hygiene is one of the best ways to avoid contact with COVID-19. Washing your hands for at least 20 seconds is the best way to keep your hands clean. When washing your hands isn't an option, hand sanitizer is the way to go. Below is a collection of articles explaining how hand sanitizer is effective against the coronavirus and what you should look for in a sanitizer.

Your Guide to Hand Sanitizer

This article explains how washing your hands and using hand sanitizer affects the coronavirus. It includes best practices when using hand sanitizer.

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Show Me the Science – When & How to Use Hand Sanitizer in Community Settings

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) gives tips on when using hand sanitizer is most effective and how to apply the sanitizer properly. If soap and water are not available, make sure your alcohol-based hand sanitizer is at least 60% alcohol.

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COVID-19: Hand Sanitizers Inactivate Novel Coronavirus, Study Finds

This article expands on the World Health Organization's (WHO) recommendations of hand sanitizer formulas affective against COVID-19. These formulas allow the healthcare community to create their own sanitizer in the event of a sanitizer shortage. It's important to note it is not recommended to make your own sanitizer at home.

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