How to disinfect your devices
If you have them, disinfect an iPhone or Android phone with a disinfecting wipe or alcohol solution (at least 70 percent). Make sure you pay special attention to the screen, the buttons, and anywhere dust and pocket lint tend to get trapped. Also make sure you remove any case that’s on your phone or tablet, clean underneath, put it back on, and lean the outside. Following the CDC recommendations for other high-touch surfaces in the home, a once-daily disinfecting isn’t going to hurt your devices
How to disinfect your clothes
- Take your clothes off as soon as you enter your home. This will limit the spread of germs that may be on your clothes. Put those clothes immediately into the wash. It is OK to wash these clothes with other clothes.
- Wash your clothes using the warmest appropriate water setting possible (preferably above 75 degrees) and dry items completely. As for the laundry process itself, it’s key that you remember to wash your hands before touching anything, wear disposable gloves, and then wash your hands again immediately once you take them off.
- It is recommended that you clean and disinfect — which are two different procedures — any surfaces where dirty clothing, linens, and towels were stored prior to washing, like for example, your hamper. If possible, placing a disposable bag liner into the hamper rather than simply tossing dirty laundry into the bin is also suggested.
What to do when you get home with the groceries?
- When you return home from any outing, wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially before eating or preparing food. If soap and water are not available, use a sanitizer with at least 60 percent of alcohol.
- After unpacking your groceries wash your hands again and wash kitchen surfaces, such as countertops, any handles or switches, often
- Go ahead and wipe down cans and boxes with soap and water or disinfectant wipes before storing them