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BLOG POST: Helpful Tips and Information about COVID-19

Please see below a few helpful tips to help you manage your home with the news of COVID-19:

Hard Surfaces

  • Wear disposable gloves when cleaning and disinfecting surfaces. Gloves should be discarded after each cleaning. Clean hands immediately after gloves are removed.

  • For disinfection, diluted household bleach solutions, alcohol solutions with at least 70% alcohol, and most common EPA-registered household disinfectants should be effective.

Soft Surfaces

  • For soft (porous) surfaces such as carpeted floor, rugs, and drapes, remove visible contamination if present and clean with appropriate cleaners indicated for use on these surfaces.

  • After cleaning: If possible, launder items using the warmest appropriate water setting for the items and dry items completely

Hand hygiene and other preventive measures – using disposable gloves:

  • Household members should clean hands often, including immediately after removing gloves and after contact with an ill person, by washing hands with soap and water for 20 seconds.

  • If soap and water are not available and hands are not visibly dirty, an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol may be used.

Other considerations – Eating, Trash Removal

  • Non-disposable food service items used should be handled with gloves and washed with hot water or in a dishwasher. Clean hands after handling used food service items.

For more information check out the CDC Website >>>

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