The amount of time COVID-19 can live on surfaces is still unclear, however, evidence suggests that COVID-19 can live up to several days depending on the type of surface. Enhanced cleaning of public spaces and workplaces can reduce the likelihood of COVID-19 staying on surfaces.

Use a damp clean cloth or wet mop (do not dust or dry wipe down).
Follow manufacturer’s instructions for safe use.
Appropriate contact-time with surface to kill germs (as directed by product used).

High touch surfaces must be frequently disinfected (as applicable)

Door knobs

Counter tops

Electronics (Debit machines, remote controls)



Elevator buttons (or other high touch buttons)

Light switches

Handles (faucet, toilet, cabinet, etc.)

High touch equipment

Personal Protective Equipment (i.e., Face shield)

Once used/contaminated

Disposable cloths or cleaning items are put in garbage bag and disposed of.

Re-usable cloths or cleaning items are washed in hot water (60-90 degrees) with regular laundry soap.

Wash hands with soap and water or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer after cleaning.

Supporting Hand Hygiene

Liquid hand soap and paper towel is stocked and available at all sinks.

Alcohol-based hand sanitizer (70% alcohol) is available and accessible to staff and clients.

Alcohol-based hand sanitizer available at point of care (if applicable).

Alcohol-based hand sanitizer containers are full.

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Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.