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Disinfecting Your Home

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    
  9.     https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2020-03/documents/sars-cov-2-list_03-03-2020.pdf
  10.  Create a Plan
      1. Consider members of the household that may be at greater risk such as older adults and people with severe chronic illnesses.
      2. Talk with your neighbors and friends about what their plans are. 
      3. 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. 
      4. In addition to a list of organizations, create an emergency contact list including family, friends, healthcare provides, employers and other community resources. 
      5. Make one of the rooms in your home available for sick family members, so that they can be separated if needed.