- The Centers for Di
sease Control and Prevention urged the public to do their part in preventing the spread of COVID-19
- The CDC noted how cleaning and disinfecting one’s home and personal things help stop the spread of the dr
eaded v irus
- It gave guidelines on how to clean soft surfaces, electronics, and laundry
You can take a step in preventing the spread of COVID-19.
On its website, the Centers for Dis
ease Control and Prevention (CDC) urged the public to do help stop the spread of the dreaded virus, noting the importance of cleaning and disinfecting one’s home and personal things.
“Clean surfaces using soap and water, then use disinfectant. Cleaning with soap and water reduces the number of germs, dirt, and impurities on the surface, while disinfecting k
ills germs on surfaces. Practice routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces. High touch surfaces include: tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, sinks, etc,” the CDC stated.
Wearing reusable or disposable gloves for routine cleaning and disinfection, it was also adviced.
*For soft surfaces – Clean the surface using soap and water or with cleaners appropriate for use on these surfaces.
Launder items, if possible, according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Use the warmest appropriate water setting and dry items completely.
*For electronics (tablets, touch screens, keyboards, and remote controls) – Consider putting a wipeable cover on electronics. Follow manufacturer’s instruction for cleaning and disinfecting. If no guidance, use alcohol-based wipes or sprays containing at least 70 percent alcohol. Dry surface thoroughly.
*For laundry (clothing, towels, linens, etc.) – Launder items according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Use the warmest appropriate water setting and dry items completely. Wear disposable gloves when handling dirty laundry from a person who is
sick, as dirty laundry from a person who is sick can be washed with other people’s items. Do not shake dirty laundry.
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