With Coronavirus (COVID-19) reaching over 239,279 cases as of April 3rd, 2020, following the CDC's recommendations is key in reducing the impact that this virus will have on our healthcare system. Below are a list of recommendations from the CDC for "How to Protect Yourself" admits the coronavirus pandemic.
Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness. More information on Are you at higher risk for serious illness?
To disinfect: Most common EPA-registered household disinfectants will work. Use disinfectants appropriate for the surface.
Diluting your household bleach. To make a bleach solution, mix:
5 tablespoons (1/3rd cup) bleach per gallon of water OR
4 teaspoons bleach per quart of water
Follow manufacturer’s instructions for application and proper ventilation. Check to ensure the product is not past its expiration date. Never mix household bleach with ammonia or any other cleanser. Unexpired household bleach will be effective against coronaviruses when properly diluted.
Alcohol solutions. Ensure solution has at least 70% alcohol.
Other common EPA-registered household disinfectants. Products withEPA-approved emerging viral pathogenspdf icon[7 pages]external icon claims are expected to be effective against COVID-19 based on data for harder to kill viruses. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for all cleaning and disinfection products (e.g., concentration, application method and contact time, etc.).