CDC releases guidelines to clean and disinfect the home in wake of virus outbreak

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued guidance on cleaning and disinfecting homes and businesses to help prevent the spread of the virus. While transmission of coronavirus occurs much more commonly through respiratory droplets than through contaminated surfaces, which has yet to be documented, current evidence does suggest that novel coronavirus may remain viable for hours to days on surfaces made from a variety of materials. “Cleaning of visibly dirty surfaces followed by disinfection is a best practice measure for prevention of COVID-19 and other viral respiratory illnesses in households and community settings,” the CDC said. The new cleaning guidance issued by the CDC last week aims at limiting the survival of the virus
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