Although it varies around the United States, most of us are months into the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and keeping the home free from germs and viruses remains top of mind — with good reason. Although transmission of coronavirus most commonly occurs through respiratory droplets, studies have found that COVID-19 can survive on a variety of materials for hours to days, which means a one-two punch of cleaning and disinfecting is the most effective way to stop the virus in its tracks.
Cleaning and disinfecting high-touch surfaces daily in household common areas is the current CDC recommendation if someone in your household is suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19, but routine cleaning and disinfection of the home can help limit your risk regardless — especially if you have household members who are coming and going, such as returning from errands or attending school. Below are the basics of how to clean and disinfect your home.
Cleaning & disinfecting against COVID-19: a room-by-room guide
Last Updated: September 24, 2020
How to clean and disinfect your home to prevent and reduce the spread of germs and bacteria.