Tips for cleaning homes following COVID-19 diagnosis

Properly cleaning surfaces in the home can help cut down on the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Tips for cleaning homes following COVID-19 diagnosis

Keeping a home clean is important anytime, but cleaning and disinfecting following a COVID-19 diagnosis helps reduce risk to others.

For many people, it’s second nature to dust furniture, vacuum the carpet and wipe down surfaces during normal household chores, said Gina Peek, Oklahoma State University Extension housing and consumer specialist. More steps are needed now, and the details are important.

“If someone in your home has been diagnosed with and is recovering or is now recovered from COVID-19, clean as you normally would then disinfect to further reduce risk,” Peek said. “It’s important to know the difference between cleaning and disinfecting.”







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