Your COVID-19 Home Defense Guide

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Your COVID-19 Home Defense Guide

The recent novel coronavirus or COVID-19 outbreak has put the United States on high alert. Several states have already declared a state of emergency following confirmed cases. The Center for Disease Control has issued guidelines on proper hygiene and urged homeowners to do their part in preventing the spread of the virus.  

Indeed, there is no better time to follow a healthy lifestyle than now. You can start by maintaining a healthy and clean environment.


Clean before disinfecting

Remember to clean up your messes first before you begin disinfecting. Scrubbing and wiping can only manage to get rid of dirt and grime but they don’t kill most of the pathogens. Following up with disinfectant spray should give your home a cleaner finish.


Wear cleaning safety equipment

Your safety is also a priority when cleaning your home, especially when you’re exposed to a variety of cleaning materials. So, use disposable gloves to avoid coming into contact with chemicals as well as contaminated items. Additionally, make sure to keep others out of the cleaning zone for a while until it’s safe to allow them back in.


Disinfect frequently touched surfaces

Aside from the messy areas, you should also remember to disinfect surfaces that are frequently touched. Tables, kitchen countertops, and armrests are some of these, so be sure to spend extra time cleaning them using appropriate cleaners. 


Ventilate your home

Pathogens mostly end up in stuffy or less ventilated areas such as basements and attics. When cleaning your home, keep those windows open and make sure it is aired out after you’re done. Also, it’s important to keep children away from the area while you’re disinfecting it! The World Health Organization points out that proper ventilation can help improve indoor air quality.


Additionally, you can also sanitize your office space by disinfecting the following commonly contacted items:

  • Computers and keyboards
  • Headsets and phones
  • Chairs
  • Pencils and pens

Make sure to pack hand sanitizer and pocket alcohol before heading to your cubicle for the day.


Aside from doing a deep cleaning for your home, make sure to follow these guidelines for preventing community transmission according to the CDC (Center for Disease Control):

  • Keep your hands washed and wash them at 20 seconds at most
  • Keep disinfectants such as alcohol on standby
  • Throw away used tissues and papers
  • Refrain from touching your face constantly


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