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You should disinfect often, especially high traffic or common areas. We know that the coronavirus can stay viable in the air and can live on various surfaces for days, at least in a laboratory.

Also, keep in mind that regardless of whether you are sick or showing symptoms, you can be infected with COVID-19 and spread this to others. So disinfect. The concept of ‘silent spreaders’ is especially important for those that have a person at high risk of severe illness from coronavirus in their home.

Make sure that shared spaces in the home have good airflow, such as by an air conditioner or an opened window, weather permitting.

In general, clean all “high-touch” surfaces, such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, handles, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and bedside tables, every day. Also, clean any surfaces that may have blood, stool, or body fluids on them.

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on March 24, 2020
Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on March 24, 2020

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