Helping People Help Themselves
The University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) is your bridge between local issues and the research expertise of the University of California.
The UC Cooperative Extension Central Sierra serves Amador, Calaveras, Tuolumne and El Dorado counties.
Find the UC Cooperative Extension, 4-H Youth Development, UCCE Master Food Preserver or UCCE Master Gardener Program in your area on our interactive map.
Food Safety and Transmission of Viral Disease
Before preparing or eating food, it is important to always wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds for general food safety. Throughout the day, wash your hands after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing, or going to the bathroom.
It may be possible that a person can get a virus by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes.
Continue reading publications, data and statistics to support hand washing.