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Open outside doors and windowsto increase air circulation in the area.Wait 24 hours (or as long as possible)before you clean or disinfect.
Clean and disinfect all areas used by the sick person, such as offices, bathrooms, common areas, shared electronic equipment like tablets, touch screens, keyboards, remote controls, and ATM machines.
Wear disposable gloves and gowns for all tasks in the cleaning process, including handling trash.
Additional personal protective equipment (PPE) might be required based on the cleaning/disinfectant products being used and whether there is a risk of a splash.
Gloves and gowns should be removed carefully to avoid contamination of the wearer and the surrounding area.
Wash your hands oftenwith soap and water for 20 seconds.
Always wash immediately after removing gloves and after contact with an ill person.
Hand sanitizer: If soap and water are not available and hands are not visibly dirty, an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol may be used. However, if hands are visibly dirty, always wash hands with soap and water.
Additional key times to wash handsinclude:
After blowing one’s nose, coughing, or sneezing.
After using the restroom.
Before eating or preparing food.
After contact with animals or pets.
Before and after providing routine care for another person who needs assistance (e.g., a child).
Educate workersperforming cleaning, laundry, and trash pick-up to recognize the symptoms of COVID-19.
Provide instructionson what to do if they developsymptomswithin 14 daysafter their last possible exposure to the virus.
Developpolicies for worker protection and provide trainingto all cleaning staff on-site prior to providing cleaning tasks.
Training should include when to use PPE, what PPE is necessary, how to properly don (put on), use, and doff (take off) PPE, and how to properly dispose of PPE.
Ensure workers aretrained on the hazards of the cleaning chemicalsused in the workplace in accordance with OSHA’s Hazard Communication standard (29 CFR 1910.1200).
Clean surfaces using soap and water.Practice routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces.
High touch surfaces include: Tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, sinks, etc.
Use diluted household bleach solutionsif appropriate for the surface. Check to ensure the product is not past its expiration date. Unexpired household bleach will be effective against coronaviruses when properly diluted.
Follow the manufacturer’s instructionsfor application and proper ventilation. Never mix household bleach with ammonia or any other cleanser.
To make a bleach solution, mix:
5 tablespoons (1/3rd cup) bleach per gallon of water
4 teaspoons bleach per quart of water
Alcohol solutions with at least 70% alcohol.
Household cleaners and disinfectants:Clean the area or item with soap and water or another detergent if it is dirty. Then, use a household disinfectant.
Follow the instructions on the labelto ensure the safe and effective use of the product.
Many products recommend:
Keeping the surface wet for several minutes to ensure germs are killed.
Precautions such as wearing gloves and making sure you have good ventilation during use of the product.