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Disinfecting Your Home

As the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues throughout the US taking steps to prevent transmission is crucial. With many families spending more time at home, here are some tips to disinfect your living space:

  1.     You should … Clean AND disinfect daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
  2.     To disinfect….
  3.     Dilute your household bleach to make a bleach solution
  4.     5 tablespoons (1/3 cup) of bleach per gallon OR
  5.     4 tablespoons of bleach per quart of water
  6.     Alcohol solutions
  7.     Ensure the solution is at least 70% alcohol
  8.     Other common EPA registered household disinfectants can be found here    
  10.  Create a Plan
      • Consider members of the household that may be at greater risk such as older adults and people with severe chronic illnesses.
      • Talk with your neighbors and friends about what their plans are. 
      • Make a list of organizations that you can contact when searching for information, support, resources, and healthcare services. Keep this in your house or add the numbers to your cell phone. 
      • In addition to a list of organizations, create an emergency contact list including family, friends, healthcare provides, employers and other community resources. 
      • Make one of the rooms in your home available for sick family members, so that they can be separated if needed.