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Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Home Part 4

You have reached the last blog in the four-part series of cleaning and disinfecting your home. We are proud that you stayed tune to learn more about coronavirus and how you can clean and disinfect the areas around you.
Let’s jump right in!

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When Someone in Your Home is Sick
Yikes! You probably do not even want to think about it, but it can happen, and preparation is the key to success and reduction of infection. Below are some tips to help.

1. Bathroom and Bedroom
Do your best to allow the sick individual to have their own bathroom and bedroom, as this will help stop the spread of the virus.
If you do have a separate bathroom and bedroom, it is vital that you ALWAYS wear gloves when you enter the room and move about it. You should use disposable gloves that you can throw away. You want to try to limit your contact with the sick individual as much as possible. If the individual is not too sick, you may be able to provide them with the cleaning supplies and allow them to do it themselves.
If there is a shared bathroom, the person who is sick should disinfect and clean the area each time they use it. If it is not possible for them to do this, the individual cleaning should wait as long as possible before cleaning up as this will help prevent the transmission of the virus.

2. Food
Food is required for our bodies to thrive, but the spread of coronavirus is something that needs to be looked after. Even though it may be difficult, it is important that the sick individual eat alone in their room. You should not share food with them either.
The best method to prevent the spread of the virus is to utilize disposable utensils and plates, but if you do not have any, do make sure that you are washing all utensils and dishware in hot water and wearing disposable gloves.
Always clean your hands once you are done cleaning or touching a surface.

3. Trash
Using a dedicated trash can will help you keep the sick individual’s items separate from your own. You should dispose of the trash regularly so as to prevent any transmission of the virus.

Coronavirus and You
Your health is important, and the coronavirus pandemic continues to progress, which means you need to be more vigilant of your surroundings. As some cities, counties, and states have lifted the mask mandate, it does not mean that you should forego washing your hands or avoiding touching your face. Coronavirus can strike anyone and at any time, so it is best to be prepared. Should someone in your home become ill, the above tips and the entire part one through part four series can assist you in cleaning and disinfecting your home and belongings.
Remember, it is vital that you wash your hands after any contact with another individual!

by | Oct 23, 2020 | Uncategorized

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