How to Coronavirus-Proof Your Home

There are plenty of steps you can take to reduce the risk of infection. Keeping your home clean, sanitizing surfaces, and practicing healthy habits can go a long way toward lowering coronavirus infection risk.

Prepare yourself with our guide to coronavirus-proofing your home.

  1. Sanitize Surfaces That See Frequent Use The virus can spread quickly, and viruses often linger on the most commonly touched surfaces in the home. That means it's essential to sanitize those surfaces regularly, with disinfecting wipes or other similar cleaning tools. Pay special attention to doorknobs, faucets, light switches, appliance handles, countertops, and any other surface that's touched frequently by different members of the household.

  2. Don't Forget to Clean Electronics and Mobile Devices While you're sanitizing surfaces, it's easy to forget commonly used electronics like your remote control, gaming controllers, smartphones, computers, and tablets. These are often among the most used items in the home, so it's important to sanitize them as well. If you have questions about how to safely clean electronic devices in your home, consult the manufacturer's instructions.

  3. Clean Your Home Frequently throughout Flu Season In addition to sanitizing commonly used surfaces and electronics, you'll want to take the other necessary steps to keep your home clean. Pay special attention to the kitchen, bathrooms, and any other area that sees high traffic from multiple members of the household. Use a dishwasher to get dishes extra clean, rather than washing them by hand. Make sure to wash towels, rags, sponges, and any other cleaning tools that you use.

  4. Cover Mouth When Coughing or Sneezing The most effective prevention steps are often tips that we've all heard since childhood, but that doesn't make them any less important. Covering your mouth when coughing or sneezing is key to preventing viruses from spreading throughout your home, and it's something that every member of the household can do. Keeping your mouth covered helps keeps germs from spreading, and from sticking to the surfaces that you work hard to keep sanitized.

  5. Avoid Touching Your Eyes, Nose, and Mouth No matter how much you clean, there's no way to get rid of every germ lurking around the house. Try to avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, to keep any germs that you've touched from getting into your system.

  6. Wash Hands Regularly Washing your hands thoroughly and regularly is one of the simplest steps you can take to reduce your risk of contracting the virus. Even if you haven't done anything to pick up the virus, wash your hands regularly as a preventative measure.

While there's no way to eliminate the risk of the coronavirus spreading in your home, taking the necessary steps can reduce your risk. Keep your home as clean as possible, sanitize surfaces including electronics, and practice simple, healthy habits to reduce your risk of catching the flu this year.

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