Simple Ways to Keep The Virus From Spreading

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From TGH (Tampa General Hospital)

Clean high-touch surfaces daily including tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, toilets, faucets, and electronics. Dust, soil, and microbes on surfaces can all transmit infection. Cleaning removes foreign material and reduces the numbers of infectious agents and makes transmission of infectious organisms less likely.

Use an EPA-registered household disinfectant, diluted bleach solution or alcohol solution with at least seventy percent alcohol. Follow the label and manufacturer’s instructions and leave the disinfectant solution on surfaces for at least one minute before wiping.

Wash clothing, towels, linens, and other items using the warmest appropriate water setting, dry items completely, and wash hands immediately after with soap and water. Higher water temperatures work better to effectively remove germs and clean heavily soiled garments.

Emphasize frequent hand hygiene and teach family members how to perform respiratory etiquette. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing or use the inside of your elbow as a shield. Always wash your hands after coughing or sneezing.

Self-isolate. Maintain an appropriate distance from family members within your household to prevent others from getting sick. Ideally, stay in different rooms and use a separate bathroom.