While many people are sheltering at home, if people in your household need to leave on a daily basis, they should immediately take off their clothes and put them in the hamper or laundry bag upon return.
Even if they did not experience confirmed exposure to COVID-19, they should not re-wear any clothing (including jeans, sweaters, sweatshirt, etc.) until after it has been laundered.1
If using a shared laundry room in an apartment building or condominium, be sure to disinfect all hard, nonporous surfaces, adhering to your surface disinfectant’s contact time to ensure effective disinfection. Always use a disinfecting cleaning product to clean your laundry room. If there are other people in the laundry room at the same time as you, practice safe social distancing of 6 ft.5
Additionally, immediately after leaving the laundry room or touching dirty clothes, wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds (or bring an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with you). Avoid touching your face or any other items while in the laundry room.6
According to Mary Gagliardi, aka “Dr. Laundry,” Clorox’s in-house scientist and cleaning expert.