Go around your house and clean the following areas with disinfectant:



Counter tops


Hard-Backed Chairs

Stair Railings


Light Switches





Faucet Handles

Disinfect these surfaces with household cleaning spray multiple times a day and really scrub them.  Let the entire surface become visibly wet with cleaning product for at least 4 minutes, use force to physically wipe away the grime, and then let it dry on its own.  

Wear disposable gloves when cleaning and disinfecting surfaces, and then discard gloves after each cleaning.

From your hands to your face to countertops, soap and water kill the coronavirus. Soap removes the viral particles which is why it is highly recommended to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds at a time, many times a day.

Bleach is very effective at killing the coronavirus, as well as virtually every other germ, but difficult to work with and can create damage to paint and corrode metal. There are great disinfectant sprays that contain bleach, but if you decide to use straight bleach, mix it with water and wear gloves. The CDC formula for making a diluted bleach solution is 1/3 cup of bleach in one gallon of water or 4 teaspoons of bleach in one quart of water.

Here are the products NOT to use around your house to protect it from the coronavirus:

Hydrogen peroxide – it is not as strong as other products

Rubbing alcohol or vodka or any distilled spirits – these are only effective if you do not dilute them and they contain at least 70% alcohol

Distilled white vinegar – there is no evidence it is effective against coronavirus

Find the full article here on cleaning and disinfecting from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:   https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/cleaning-disinfection.html
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