Cleaning and Disinfecting Surfaces

  • Have you reviewed the cleaning measures to ensure that high risk contact areas and touch points are being regularly disinfected?

  • You should ensure that public surfaces such as counters, doorknobs, handles and light switches are regularly disinfected

  • Have you followed CDC guidance for cleaning and disinfecting hard surfaces?

  • For disinfection, diluted household bleach solutions, alcohol solutions with at least 70% alcohol, and most common EPA-registered household disinfectants should be effective.

  • Diluted household bleach solutions can be used on hard, non-porous surfaces. Ensure proper ventilation.

    Prepare a bleach solution by mixing:
    5 tablespoons (1/3rd cup) bleach per gallon of water or
    4 teaspoons bleach per quart of water

  • Have you followed CDC guidance for cleaning and disinfecting soft (porous) surfaces?

  • For soft (porous) surfaces such as carpeted floor, rugs, and drapes, remove visible contamination if present and clean with appropriate cleaners indicated for use on these surfaces.

    Use products with the EPA-approved emerging viral pathogens claims (list of products: https://www.americanchemistry.com/Novel-Coronavirus-Fighting-Products-List.pdf)

  • Have appropriate items been laundered following CDC guidance?

  • If the items can be laundered, launder items in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions using the warmest appropriate water setting for the items and then dry items completely.

    Do not shake dirty laundry; this minimize the possibility of dispersing virus through the air.

    Clean and disinfect hampers or other carts for transporting laundry according to guidance above for hard or soft surfaces.

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