Most of the time, my standards for cleanliness follow a very scientific two-step confirmation process of qualitative questioning. In other words, I ask myself: “Can I live with this?” and “Will my friends think I’m gross when they come over?” It’s a system that’s served me well over the years.
With the new coronavirus spreading, I’m definitely reconsidering my home hygiene. And you probably are too. Cleaning to prevent a viral infection looks a bit different than cleaning to impress your in-laws. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have published expert-vetted recommendations for preventing the spread of COVID-19 in our communities—hand washing is at the top of the list—and that prevention continues right at home with deliberate cleaning and disinfecting.
You can click over to the CDC website to read it all for yourself, but here’s a condensed version of the health agency’s recommendations for how healthy people should be cleaning their homes right now.
Note: If you suspect that you or someone in your household may be sick, you need to take extra steps and precautions with regards to cleaning and preparing your home. The CDC’s interim guidance for that situation can be found on its website. Precautions include: isolating the sick person in their own room and bathroom, if possible, handling their laundry with gloves, and dedicating a special trash can for their items, among other things.
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