Home Safety Tips
Presidential home safety tips to help keep COVID-19 out of your home.
Take your shoes off before entering your home
Good hygiene isn't just about washing your hands and wearing a mask. The COVID-19 virus can live on surfaces such as your clothes and shoes long enough to potentially infect you or someone else at home. We recommend dedicating a secure place outside the front door of your home to leave your shoes and help reduce the spread of the coronavirus.
Throw away any receipts or papers
Our understanding of how the virus spreads is evolving, but it may be possible that a person can ger COVID-19 by touching a surface that has the virus on it and then touching your nose or mouth.
Spray alcohol on top and bottom of shoes
Using alcohol solutions with at least 70% alcohol should be used on regularly touched surfaces to kill germs, and lower the risk of spreading infection.
Put clothes in the washer when reaching home
Practicing proper hand hygiene and disinfection protocols at home and in public can help lower the risk of indirect transmission. If you're worried that your clothes may have been contaminated while at the store or another public space where social distancing is challenging, toss them into the washing machine when you get home. Standard laundry detergents should be sufficient to wash and sanitize your clothes.
Clean frequently used items
Routine cleaning is the everyday cleaning practice that businesses and communities normally use to maintain a healthy environment. Surfaces frequently touched by multiple people, should be cleaned with soap and water or another detergent at least daily when facilities are in use. More frequent cleaning and disinfection may be required based on the level of use. For example, certain surfaces and objects in public spaces, such as shopping carts and point of sale keypads, should be cleaned and disinfected before each use. Cleaning removes dirt and impurities, including germs, from surfaces. Cleaning alone does not kill germs, but it reduces the number of germs on a surface.