The coronavirus pandemic has made it more important than ever to disinfect and properly clean your home, office and car to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
There are many unknowns about the COVID-19 germ and the surfaces it lives on. According to the Department of Homeland Security, the average influenza virus can survive on surfaces and still infect a person for up to two to eight hours after being deposited on the surface.
Are you sure you have been cleaning and disinfecting the proper way?
You might be surprised to learn that you need to wash surfaces with soap and water before you use a disinfectant for it to work properly. In addition, did you know it can take up to 10 minutes for a surface, treated with a disinfectant, to be germ free; or that it must remain wet for up to 10 minutes? This means you may need to apply the disinfectant wipe or solution more than one time to keep the surface wet for the allotted time.
Below are some everyday cleaning steps as well as the extra steps that need to be taken when someone in your home or office becomes sick.
When someone is sick
We are all in this pandemic together and if each of us does our part to prevent passing germs we can beat this together. For more cleaning tips and steps to disinfecting, go to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Founded in 1970, Allied is one of the nation's oldest and most experienced third-party administrators. Allied National is a 90 Degree Benefits Company, a subsidiary of Blue Cross Blue Shield Alabama. As the small group benefit experts, Allied works with small business employers to provide unique and affordable group health benefits.
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Allied National is a 90 Degree Benefits Company, a subsidiary of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama. Founded in 1970, Allied National is one of the nation's oldest and most experienced third-party administrators. We're the small group benefit experts working to provide unique and affordable group health benefits to small business employers.