How to Properly Clean Your Home
It is important to know how to properly clean and disinfect your home. Cleaning of visibly dirty surfaces followed by disinfection is a best practice measure for prevention of COVID-19 in households and community settings.
The EPA released a list of disinfectants to use against COVID-19. It is important to always follow the label instructions for safe and effective use.
REMEMBER: For many people with asthma, cleaning products and disinfectants can be triggers for asthma exacerbations.
When using cleaners or disinfectants in the home, remember:
- Carefully follow manufacturer’s instructions when using any cleaning products.
- People with asthma should try to stay away when cleaners are being used in the home and immediately following their use.
- Open doors and windows when using cleaning products.
- Avoid using sprays and aerosols. Instead, apply the product to cloth or paper towel first.
- Wear protective gear such as gloves and goggles.
- Avoid disturbing dust because it can be an asthma trigger.
The CDC also provides important guidance on everyday steps you can take to clean and disinfect your home, and extra steps when taking care of someone who is sick. Visit their website to learn more.
Find Safer Choices to Use in Your Community
EPA’s Safer Choice helps communities and businesses find products that are safer for human health and the environment.
Visit the EPA’s website to find out how you can find safer choices to use in your home or business using their interactive graphic.
Guidance on Getting Back to Work Safely
The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) released guidance on how to safety return to work. Click the links below to view their resources, based on type of industry.
Locally Available Resources
Food Distribution Centers
Organizations across Pennsylvania are offering free meals to-go to families and individuals seeking food assistance during this time. Click the links below to find distribution centers in your county:
Visit the Penn Center for Research on Coronavirus and Other Emerging Pathogens to learn more about what the Perelman School of Medicine is doing to expand and accelerate SARS-CoV-2 research at Penn.