Handwashing is the number one defense against the spread of germs, i.e. colds, viruses, intestinal bugs. Practice good handwashing and your chances of being sick this winter and spring will be decreased significantly. If handwashing is not feasible, remember your hand sanitizer. Hand sanitizer can be used in place of hand washing when your hands are not visibly dirty. Make sure your hand sanitizer states it is at least 65% alcohol. Apply a drop to the palm of the hand and rub all over both hands, remembering to include between the fingers, until hands are dry. Spring is just around the corner. Happy Spring!!!