There is so much outside of our control during the coronavirus pandemic, but one thing is in your hands — washing them. 

Even though, yes, you've been washing your hands your whole life, there's a good chance you've been doing it wrong… and specifically for not enough time. 

The CDC recommends lathering and scrubbing your hands for at least 20 seconds — which is singing "happy birthday" twice or a host of other songs' verses, from "Truth Hurts," by Lizzo, to "Jolene," by Dolly Parton.

VIDEO: Songs for hand-washing
The official recommendation is that you wash your hands for a minimum of 20 seconds. ABC News’ Will Ganss has the best songs so you can get groovy while getting clean.

When you're in public spaces, you should also take other precautions, like using automatic faucets and paper towels and not touching the faucet with your hands after washing.

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When you follow these guidelines, you have a much better chance of staying safe and healthy.