Cleaning and Disinfecting (Killing Germs)
Cleaning dirty surfaces followed by disinfection (killing germs) is best for preventing COVID-19 in homes.
The Center for Disease Control shares information on how to clean your home from COVID-19 if someone is sick.
- Cleaning is the removal of germs and dirt from surfaces. Cleaning does not kill germs; it removes them and lowers their numbers.
- Disinfecting is using chemicals to kill germs on surfaces. This is done after a surface is cleaned.
Disinfecting with Bleach
How to create and use a quick, inexpensive, and effective disinfectant for hard surfaces using liquid household bleach. Watch this video.
Michigan State University- Disinfecting with Bleach Fact Page