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2019-01-09 / Academics

UHS DVH and Townsend School Clean Up At Handwashing Clinics

By Patty Wood


Dyllan Updyke is surprised with the results of the handwashing clinic Patty Wood/The Reporter Dyllan Updyke is surprised with the results of the handwashing clinic Patty Wood/The Reporter UHS Delaware Valley Hospital held a couple of handwashing clinics at Townsend Elementary School to help students become more mindful when washing their hands, to help stop the spread of germs and flu.

The students washed their hands, then put them under special lights provided by DVH, which revealed a white glow where the trouble spots were - which surprised them. After washing again, they took another look under the light to see how much better they had done. Common areas of need were the knuckles, the wrists and the sides of their hands.

UHS DVH Director of Community Relations Dotti Kruppo, and administrative assistant Jennifer Smith guided the students in the best washing techniques and gave them a little lesson on how important hand washing is, especially during flu season. The children were all given a “Handwashing Warrior” certificate with a handwashing jingle to sing to the tune of “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” when washing their hands: “Wash, wash, wash your hands several times a day, Wash, wash, wash your hands to keep the germs away.”

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