To properly clean your home from COVID-19, you should follow the guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These include:
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily, including doorknobs, light switches, and handles. Use a disinfectant that is effective against the coronavirus.
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
- Avoid touching your face, particularly your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Wear a face mask when in close contact with others, especially if you or someone in your household is sick.
- Regularly clean and disinfect high-touch areas, such as bathrooms, kitchens, and common areas.
- Launder bedding and clothes frequently, using the warmest appropriate water setting.
- Practice social distancing measures, such as staying at least 6 feet away from others, especially those who are sick.
- Encourage good respiratory hygiene by providing tissues and no-touch waste receptacles, and promoting the use of facemasks.
It’s important to note that the virus can survive on surfaces for a limited period of time, and with proper cleaning and disinfecting, it can be greatly reduced. But it’s also important to maintain good overall hygiene and keep the virus from spreading.