It’s that time of year again; let Diamond show you 3 tips for going back to school during a pandemic. As more states allow in-person learning, there are essential steps to help prevent your family from getting sick, primarily as the Delta variant spreads. We understand you might be stressed, so we want to share three tips to help clean and disinfect your home during this school year.
Cleaning tips for going back to school in a pandemic
Disinfect Surfaces Frequently
Before we understand what you should be disinfecting, we must clarify the difference between cleaning and disinfecting. Cleaning is when you remove the visible dirt and dust from a surface. Disinfecting is when you are killing any germs that might be on the surface. For example, spraying Lysol on a doorknob and letting it sit for the allotted time is says on the instructions is an example of disinfecting an area.
Throughout your home, ten areas need disinfecting at least once a week. Those include cell phones, light switches, keyboards, mouses, doorknobs, steering wheels, remote controls, fridges, faucets, and toilets. Ensure that the product you’re using says it disinfects and that it’s safe to use on the items you plan on using it.
Say Goodbye To Shoes
Of course, you should still wear shoes when out and about, but before you come inside, stop! We recommend not coming into your home with your shoes on. According to the Eco-Friendly website Blue and Green Tomorrow, many microorganisms are on the bottom of our shoes. “A study found that the outside of shoes carries more than 140 times as much bacteria as the inside.
It would be best to establish a routine to keep your living space clean to ensure your home is free of bacteria and viruses. This includes taking your (and your guest’s) shoes off at your front door.” To help prevent illnesses, make it a routine to have everyone remove their shoes before entering.
Keep Your Hands Clean
Keeping your hands clean even before the COVID-19 pandemic was essential. Your best bet is to wash your hands with soap and warm water because it rinses off all the germs you might encounter throughout the day. Carry hand sanitizer if you cannot wash your hands with soap and water because it’s better than nothing.
Even though alcohol-based sanitizers are suitable for the on-the-go, they don’t kill all the germs because some have an outer shell that the alcohol can’t penetrate. And if you don’t have either of these options, try not to touch your face or eat until you can clean your hands.
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