Should I use soap or hand sanitizer to wash my hands?
Preferably wash your hands thoroughly using soap and running water.
Handwashing is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family from getting sick.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing; going to the bathroom; and before eating or preparing food.
If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.