What should I be disinfecting in my home in the Bay Area
In this time of Coronavirus and the need to keep ourselves as safe as possible and in addition to washing our hands, we need to be aware of the surfaces we are touching and understand that these surfaces can harbor bacteria and virus, especially when touched by a person that is Covid positive.
We should be maintaining touch point surfaces daily, this means cleaning with an approved Disinfectant all the areas that we touch or others touch. It is also important that the disinfectant stay on the surface for the recommended “dwell” time to make sure that that the bacteria or virus we are attacking dies.
The CDC encourages cleaning of high touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and tables at a minimum. These same surfaces are mentioned in the CDCs guidance for commercial spaces as well.
Cleaning removes the soil and dirt that harbors the infectious agents, while disinfecting kills the remaining environmental pathogens. Cleaning is a necessary first step in disinfecting a surface. Both cleaning and disinfecting must be a part of your scope of work and plan.
Surfaces you should consider for Routine cleaning and/or disinfecting would include but are not limited to:
Tables and Chairs, Countertops, Cabinets and Pulls, Doorknobs, hard Surface Floors, mats, Food Contact Surfaces, Light Switches, Paper Towel Dispensers, Push Doors, Salt and pepper Shakers, Sink hardware, Soap Dispensers, Tabletops, Bath and Shower, Toilet Flush Handle, Handrails, Computer Equipment, Telephones, Racking, Fitness equipment and any other surface that can be touched by you or others to operate.
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For more information on how to clean , the CDC guidelines, check out the CDC Cleaning – disinfection page