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  • Writer's pictureKaren Calderon-Schweitzer

Safeguarding Your Home Against Coronavirus

We are social distancing and staying home but at some point we will all need to make a trip to the store to replenish supplies. This tips will help keeping the virus out of your home.

Get some EPA approved disinfectant sprays and wipes and keep them handy. If you don't have any at hand, you can make your own by mixing 5 Tablespoons of bleach per 1 gallon of water, or use a 70% alcohol solution this is according to the CDC recommendations. Keep your skin safe by using gloves when handling disinfectants and follow the directions on the label on how to use them.

Designate an area outside of your home where you can disinfect food packages and household items before going into your pantry or your refrigerator. I have a small table right outside my front door where I wipe everything down.

Thoroughly wash produce and repack it into clean bags. Herbs can be washed, air dried, placed into clean storage bags and store in the freezer. They will keep their full flavor and you can use as much or as little as you want into your recipes.

Use EPA approved disinfectant sprays and wipes to thoroughly wipe down commonly used items such as your car keys, credit cards, remote controls, keyboards, phones, faucet handles, light switches and don't forget all the door handles throughout the house.

Use gloves when doing your laundry. Line your laundry basket with a washable lining or bag so you can wash it whenever you are doing laundry. Set the temperature to the warmest setting when doing your laundry. Also, don't forget to disinfect the outside of the washer after each load.

Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and water for 20 seconds at a time. Make sure you wash your hands immediately after you have been out.


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