Cleaning surfaces

Last modified: 
09/03/2020 - 08:56

Disinfecting high touch surfaces in your home is an important step in protecting yourself and others from COVID-19.

Why this is important

Research shows that COVID-19 stays alive with a potential for infection for up to 3 days on plastic and stainless-steel surfaces. On copper up to 4 hours and on cardboard it stays alive for up to 24 hours.

Research also shows that there is a risk of spreading the disease by touching surfaces where a person with COVID-19 may have touched, sneezed or coughed on.

How do we get rid of the virus on surfaces?

Disinfecting high touch surfaces in your home can kill COVID-19.

What can we use to disinfect surfaces in our home?

Household bleach mixed with water is a great disinfectant as it is effective and inexpensive. Bleach can be mixed into different concentrations for the different surfaces in your home.

For information on cleaning and disinfecting, see:

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