If you were one of the millions of people who contracted COVID-19, you may be asking how to clean your home once you’ve been released from isolation.
Smart cleaning to reduce the risk of spreading the virus
There’s a lot of good news in this article. To begin with, COVID-19 is not distributed largely through contact with infected surfaces. COVID is far less likely to spread through surfaces than it is to share the air with a infectious individual. But, the danger is unlikely to be zero, therefore disinfecting surfaces that you came into touch with while sick is a good idea.
A thorough cleaning with appropriate disinfectants will aid in the protection of individuals in your immediate vicinity
On most surfaces, the new coronavirus kills fast. Nonetheless, cleaning surfaces and washing clothes and bedding after being sick is still a good idea. These are some concrete steps you can take:
- When cleaning, use gloves and a mask
- Employ a disinfectant that is appropriate for the situation; many common cleaning agents will suffice
- Disinfect surfaces that are frequently touched, such as doorknobs and faucets
- All clothing and bedding should be washed in the warmest water setting possible and dried completely. (Do not shake soiled clothing to reduce the risk of spreading the virus through the air.)
- When possible, open windows
- Disinfect all of the plates and utensils you used while you were unwell
- Toilets and bathrooms that are clean
- Remove and dispose of all rubbish
For further information, consult the CDC’s cleaning guidelines. While you’re unwell, being secluded is the greatest way to avoid spreading COVID. Cleaning thoroughly after you’ve recovered can also assist.
Last updated at 12:00 p.m. ET on March 11, 2021
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