Follow these disinfecting tips in your bathroom to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. If someone in your household is sick or exposed, follow CDC guidelines on isolation.
Disinfect all areas of the bathroom — the toilet seat, bowl, all handles and any surfaces around the sink used while washing hands. Put out paper towels or napkins to avoid using a shared towel to dry.
Wear disposable gloves when cleaning and disinfecting the bathroom – gloves should be discarded after each cleaning. If using reusable gloves, gloves should be dedicated for surface-cleaning and disinfection. They shouldn’t be used for other purposes.1
To disinfect your toilet, use Clorox® Disinfecting Bleach2 and follow these steps to disinfect properly.3
The Clorox® ToiletWand® is also a convenient way to disinfect your toilet bowl and throw away the head used for cleaning after.
Start by removing bath mats and other items. Pre-wash the tub and tiles. Wipe the tub and shower with the bleach solution. Wait 6 minutes to ensure effective disinfection and then rinse the tub and shower with warm water.
Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes are also a convenient way to quickly and easily disinfect toilet handles, seats, bathroom sinks, showers and bathtubs and the exterior base of the toilet, but not the bowl interior.3
Use a fresh wipe to disinfect surfaces. Surfaces must remain wet for 4 minutes. If the wipe becomes dry, the product no longer contains enough disinfectant to be considered effective.
Following the cleaning and disinfecting of the bathroom, change your clothing and place them in a hamper or laundry bag to avoid cross-contamination.
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1. According to Saskia Popescu, PhD, MPH, MA, CIC, a senior hospital infection prevention epidemiologist at HonorHealth and paid Clorox consultant.
3, 4. According to Mary Gagliardi, aka “Dr. Laundry,” Clorox’s in-house scientist and cleaning expert.