As the pandemic continues to spread, scientists are working diligently on finding answers. The coronavirus, as you may know, can be spread from person to person most commonly through respiratory droplets. There are several new precautions you will need to be aware of and start implementing to prevent the spread.
The Right PPE
Personal protection equipment is essential. It is important to have the correct type of mask to ensure that the mask will filter the airborne particles. A mask such as the N95 or KN95 mask will do its job in protecting most particles though it will not protect gases or vapors. Gloves that are sterile latex are good to have in your household as well. There are additional PPE items that can help protect you and others such as face shields.
How to Clean Your Home
Cleaning and disinfecting are not to be considered one. When cleaning, this can refer to simply dusting or pressure cleaning. Whereas with disinfecting, you will need to make sure that you use a proper disinfectant such as sterile alcohol sprays, disinfecting wipes, and cleaning solutions. There is a list of approved disinfectants that the CDC has provided, you can find them here.
Ensure that you are laundering your items as needed. Use warm water when you are washing your laundry including linen.
Ensure that you are wiping down all surfaces in your home such as most touched areas like smartphones, tablets, and keyboards. You can make your own disinfectant simply by using bleach and water or alcohol solutions.
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