How to Protect Yourself From the Coronavirus at Home

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4. Wipe down home surfaces every day

Studies have shown that the virus can live on surfaces anywhere from a couple of hours to a couple of days. So, wiping and cleaning your home daily is crucial, as letting even a day pass in between cleanings could allow the coronavirus to infect a beloved one.

“Buy Lysol or an aerosol equivalent to spray fabric furniture, bedding, and sheets daily. And replace sheets frequently,” says Kim Langdon, MD, medical advisor with Parenting Pod.

“Clean surfaces with 25 percent bleach solution (mixing three parts water with one part bleach) for non-wood floors, furniture, painted wood, doorknobs, refrigerator handles, microwave handles, stovetop knobs, cabinet handles, and knobs. Also clean your toaster and can opener, and don’t forget to include external doors. For stained wood tables and surfaces, use wood safe cleaners.”

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