There is much to learn about the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Based on what is currently known, the transmission of coronavirus occurs much more commonly through respiratory droplets than through fomites.
Current evidence suggests that SARS-CoV-2 may remain viable for hours to days on surfaces made from a variety of materials. Cleaning of visibly dirty surfaces followed by disinfection is a best practice measure for the prevention of COVID-19 and other viral respiratory illnesses in households and community settings.
This guidance provides recommendations on the cleaning and disinfection of households. It is aimed at limiting the survival of the virus in the environment. These recommendations will be updated if additional information becomes available. These guidelines are focused on household settings and are meant for the general public.
Cleaning refers to the removal of germs, dirt, and impurities from surfaces and the air. Cleaning does not kill viruses and germs, but by removing them, it lowers their numbers and the risk of spreading infection.
Disinfecting refers to using chemicals or other agents to kill germs on surfaces and the air. This process does not necessarily clean dirty surfaces or remove germs, but by killing viruses and germs on a surface after cleaning, it can further lower the risk of spreading infection.
Community members can practice routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces (for example: tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles, desks, toilets, faucets, sinks) with household cleaners and EPA-registered disinfectants that are appropriate for the surface, following label instructions.
Labels contain instructions for safe and effective use of the cleaning product including precautions you should take when applying the product, such as wearing gloves and making sure you have good ventilation during the use of the product.
One great option to DISINFECT THE AIR is to utilize UV Lighting in your HVAC System to keep your family breathing healthy and clean air. This process and product is easy for us to install into your existing system after a thorough preventative service and cleaning.
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