Our Cleaning Standards & The fight against COVID-19 *
How to clean and disinfect
⚫Wear disposable gloves to clean and disinfect.
⚫Clean surfaces using soap and water, then use disinfectant.
⚫Cleaning with soap and water reduces number of germs, dirt and impurities on the surface. Disinfecting kills germs on surfaces.
⚫Practice routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces.
⚫More frequent cleaning and disinfection may be required based on level of use.
⚫Surfaces and objects in public places, such as shopping carts and point of sale keypads should be cleaned and disinfected before each use.
⚫High touch surfaces include:
⚫Tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, sinks, etc.
Helpful Important Information
How is COVID-19 spread?
The virus that causes COVID-19 can be spread by contact with someone who has COVID-19, as well as contact with surfaces or objects that person has touched.
When someone with COVID-19 sneezes or coughs, respiratory droplets are released into the air. Droplets typically don't travel far — no more than 6 feet (about 2 meters). The virus may stay on surfaces from hours to days.
How can I prepare my home or workspace?
You can reduce potential spread of COVID-19 by cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces, such as tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles, desks, toilets, faucets and sinks. Do this daily if someone in your home has COVID-19.
Start by putting on gloves before cleaning and disinfecting — preferably disposable gloves, so you can throw them away immediately after you're done. If you only have reusable gloves, don't use them for any other purposes. Thoroughly wash your hands after removing your gloves.
Cleaning with soap and water removes dirt and lowers the number of germs on surfaces. Once surfaces are clean, you can apply disinfectant to knock out any germs that are left.
What disinfectants kill COVID-19?
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a list of disinfectants for use against COVID-19. Although these products haven't been tested against this specific virus, they're known to work against other, harder-to-kill viruses.
Look for products with active ingredients such as ethanol, hydrogen peroxide or quaternary ammonium. In the U.S., check labels for EPA registration numbers.
Read and follow product instructions, including what precautions to take when using the product. Many disinfectants need to remain on surfaces for some time to be effective. This is called the contact time. Check the label for the specifics. Also make sure you have good airflow in the room when you're using any type of disinfectant.