TTUSD students learn proper hand hygiene

Staff report
Truckee Elementary School third-grader Caitlin Russell give Biscuit a nice, big, clean hug.
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TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Tahoe Supply Company and Symmetry Soap Company partnered with Tahoe Truckee Unified School District for a Symmetry Handwashing Assembly to promote healthy hand hygiene.

This program was created to educate elementary students about proper hand hygiene to prevent the spread of germs and common illnesses, including cold and flu.

The host is assisted by the official assembly mascot “Biscuit, the Paw-Washing Dog,” who visited Truckee, Kings Beach, Tahoe City and Kingvale elementary schools.

This program, designed for pre-kindergarten through third-grade students, includes an interactive video titled “What’s Wrong with This Picture?” that emphasizes when students should wash or sanitize their hands.

Then students learn some eye-opening information about germs, followed by proper handwashing and hand sanitizing steps. At the end of the assembly, each student received an “I Wash My Hands” sticker to remind them of the importance of hand hygiene.

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