COVID-2019 Alert

The latest information about the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, including vaccine clinics for children ages 6 months and older.

La información más reciente sobre el nuevo Coronavirus de 2019, incluidas las clínicas de vacunación para niños de 6 meses en adelante.


Hand Hygiene

Washing your hands is the best way to stay healthy and stop the spread of germs. This guide will teach you more about how you can help Stanford Children’s Health prevent infection.

The 7 Steps

Everyone, including doctors, nurses, family members, and visitors must wash their hands before entering, and when leaving a patient’s room. Our team at Lucile Packard use a 7 step process to clean their hands.

Extra Tips for Washing Hands

  • Use soap and water or sanitizer gel with more than 60% alcohol. All gel dispensers in the hospital have more than 60% alcohol and are good to use.
  • Wash your hands for 20 seconds. Sing ‘Happy Birthday’ twice to yourself. This takes about 20 seconds and will help you track time.

Other things you can do

If you want to avoid germs, there are some other things you can do, like:

  • Keeping Phones Clean: Wipe down your phone with disinfectant wipes and keep your clean phone in a plastic bag. This will help keep it clean from germs.
  • Helping Housekeeping: When housekeeping comes please remove your personal items from countertops. Having clear spaces will help housekeeping keep your child’s room clean.