Health Department issues CDC tips for cleaning to prevent COVID-19

Published 5:36 pm Thursday, May 7, 2020

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Stanly County Health Department reports 30 positive cases of COVID-19, with four deaths. Twenty individuals have recovered and more than 1,000 COVID-19 tests have been performed.

The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) has tips for cleaning public spaces, workplaces, businesses, schools and homes to lower your risk for getting respiratory infections
such as COVID-19.

1. Clean surfaces that are touched often, at least once a day. Including tables, door handles, light switches, phones, keyboards, etc.

2. Clean the area or item with soap and water or another detergent if it is visibly dirty.

3. After cleaning, use a household disinfectant spray or wipes to kill germs.

4. Clean soft surfaces, electronics, and laundry according to manufacturer’s instructions. Consider moving soft surfaces out of high traffic areas.

You can make your own disinfectant if you cannot find it in the store:

● Mix 5 tablespoons (1/3 cup) bleach per gallon of water


● Mix 4 teaspoons bleach per quart of water

Do not mix bleach or other cleaning and disinfection products together, this may cause fumes
that can be dangerous to breathe in.

For more information about how to clean and disinfect visit the CDC website

You can stop the spread of the virus by continuing to take these precautions against the spread

of COVID-19.

● STAY HOME! Follow the NC Stay-at-Home Order requirements

● Wear a face covering when in public

● Maintain social distancing, stay 6 feet away from others

● Wash your hands often, for 20 seconds with soap and water

● Cough or sneeze into a tissue or your bent elbow

● Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces

● Avoid people who are sick

● If you are sick, stay home and call your healthcare provider

Questions or Concerns?
Stanly County Coronavirus Helpline: 704-986-7483 or