How to disinfect and sanitize your home
"With the current COVID-19 outbreak, it's more important than ever to clean and disinfect your home to keep yourself and your family safe and healthy."
With the current COVID-19 outbreak, it's more important than ever to clean and disinfect your home to keep yourself and your family safe and healthy.
Here are a few tips to ensure that your home is properly cleaned and disinfected and that your family is as germ-free as possible:
Cleaning with soap or detergent-based household cleaner reduces the number of germs on surfaces and lowers the risk of infection from those surfaces.
In most cases, cleaning alone is sufficient to remove the majority of virus particles from surfaces.
Unless someone in your home is sick or if someone positive for COVID-19 has been in your home within the last 24 hours, disinfection to reduce COVID-19 transmission at home is unlikely.
When someone is sick or if someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 has been in your home within the last 24 hours, disinfect your home.
Disinfecting surfaces kill any remaining germs and prevent the spread of germs.
To stay safe, always follow the directions on the label for how to use the product and any specific instructions.
Disinfectants should be kept out of the reach of children. To use your product safely, check the label to see what personal protective equipment (PPE) you'll need (such as gloves, glasses, or goggles).
Cleaning, disinfecting, or both could be used to sanitize. When you sanitize, you're reducing the number of germs to a safe level.
What constitutes a safe level is determined by public health regulations or requirements at a workplace, school, or other location.
Restaurants and other food-preparation facilities, for example, have sanitizing procedures. Depending on your needs, you'll do different things to sanitize.
A mop, a chemical, and water may be used to mop a floor.
To sanitize the dishes, you could use a dishwasher. You could also be wiping a tv remote with an antibacterial wipe.
Invest in a Cloth Face Mask
If you have the disease, a cloth mask can help protect others.
Some people with the disease have mild or no symptoms at all, especially those who are young, so you or they could have it and not realize it.
The novel coronavirus, as far as we know, is spread through person-to-person contact or respiratory droplets.
Droplets can be sent their way just by talking to someone.
Do not use a mask on children under the age of two, but do assist them in maintaining a social distance from others and washing their hands.