What are the best ways to sanitize surfaces?

The coronavirus is thought to be spread primarily by droplets that are spread person-to-person after close contact, but some studies show that the virus lives on surfaces for up to 3 days.

When droplets land on surfaces or when people touch surfaces with contaminated hands, surfaces themselves can be a mode of transmission. Contaminated surfaces that spread disease are called fomites (FAH-mit-eez). So far there is little evidence that this has happened in the current pandemic, but the fact that the virus is able to survive on surfaces means that sanitizing surfaces is important. One important note: do not spray disinfectants like alcohol or chlorine (bleach) on skin or clothes as this can be harmful to health.

Proper cleaning and disinfecting requires a series of steps and attention to detail. Following instructions is vital to make sure that products and processes work. There are many types of solutions that can be used to disinfect hard and soft surfaces. Many ideas have appeared online of various degrees of reliability, usefulness, and practicality. Our team is looking at those online resources and has found a few that we feel are the most reliable and practical. Other online resources we found are also listed below.


Follow directions on cleaners to sanitize properly and store and use products safely.


These are the TOP resources that our team found

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OTHER RESOURCES

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Sources Searched: Searched Google, WHO, CDC, JHU, MOHFW, and articles/media from relevant resources

Search Terms: COVID, coronavirus, sanitize, disinfect

Research on coronavirus and COVID-19 is rapidly evolving. This page reflects evidence collected up to May 29, 2020.


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