Outbreak Cleaning Schedule
Updated: Mar 14, 2020
I know we are all starting to feel a bit of stress and concern as new developments of the coronavirus occur. Here is a daily/weekly cleaning schedule you and your loved ones can follow to help keep your home and family protected against our current viral threat.
EVERY DAY CLEANING:
Open you’re Windows for at least 20 minutes and try to ventilate living areas
-Sink area and handle
-Coffee pot handle
-Appliances that are used daily (toasters, coffee pot, etc)
-Salt/pepper shakers ( whatever people touch when they eat)
-Thoroughly clean your dining table and eating areas
-Sink area and counters
-Toilet lid and handle
-Change out hand towels
-Children’s bathroom items (potty chairs, etc)
-Baby changing tables should be wiped down daily
Other living spaces and technical
-Laptops and Desktop computers– the KEYBOARD especially
TWICE A WEEK:
-Mop all hard floors
-Wash bed sheets and pillowcases
-Clean toilet bowls
-Empty Trash cans in living areas
-Wipe down refrigerator shelves and places where hands might touch
-Disinfect children’s toys (daily is best)
PLEASE FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS ON CLEANING PRODUCTS ..as to How long you should let cleaners sit on surfaces. for example Lysol disinfectant spray recommends leaving cleaner on for 10 minutes before wiping clean.
So a quick spray and wipe doesn’t do the trick always
CDC.gov has a list of cleaners To use and other great resources, tips , etc
In terms of disinfectants, CODIV-19 is a new strain so no one is certain what the magic solution is. There are multiple strains of the Coronavirus and we do know products that kill the other strains CDC recommends on using disinfectants and virucides that have been effective for SARS and other strains of flu in the past.
SIMPLE PRACTICES TO FOLLOW:
-NO shoes in the house. Shoes off at the door. If you need to wear shoes in your home designate one pair for just in the house
-Try to Leave purses, backpacks, briefcases and laptop bags at the door
-Thoroughly wash any produce before eating,
many people have touched these
-Avoid open food service (buffets, self-service food in bulk)
- School age kids should change their clothes once they get home (extra safety measure)
-Daily bathing for everyone…NO EXCEPTIONS
-Sanitize high traffic areas in vehicles (the steering wheel, seat arms, etc) every day
-Wash hands immediately upon arriving home
- Food preparers Wash/scrub hands for 1 minute before preparing food. If you touch your face, you NEED to rescrub.
-if you are caring for small children, wash hands before and after diaper changes. especially after
-Laundry soiled with body fluids has to be washed separately from standard loads. If fabric may be bleached, use per directions on bottle.
-Wash dishes immediately after conclusion of meal.
- DO NOT SHARE FOOD/DRINKS. Absolutely DO NOT eat off of other people’s plates or share silverware.
-Have one person in charge of serving food onto plates if eating in group/family
- All dishes that can be washed on the ‘High Temperature’ dishwasher setting, definitely should be.
-If you or someone in your home gets
sick try to stay in one room and use one bathroom.
*WASH YOUR HANDS
*AVOID TOUCHING YOUR FACES
*IF YOUR SICK STAY HOME
WE ARE GOING TO GET THROUGH THIS ! ❤️