Sanitizing/Cleaning

Offices/exam rooms

Electronics

  • Examples: tablets, touch screens, keyboards, remote controls, and point of sale machines
  • Consider putting a wipeable cover on electronics.
  • Follow manufacturer’s instruction for cleaning and disinfecting
  • If no manufacturer’s guidance, use alcohol-based wipes or sprays containing 70-90% alcohol. Dry surface thoroughly.
  • Key tips for sanitizing your mobile phone, from OCFP

Cloth gowns, clothing, towels, linens, and other items

  • Fact sheet: laundry – Canadian Committee on Antiobiotic Resistance
  • Launder items according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Use the warmest appropriate water setting and dry items completely.
  • Wear disposable gloves when handling dirty laundry from a person who is sick.
  • Dirty laundry from a person who is sick can be washed with other people’s items.
  • Do not shake dirty laundry.
  • Clean and disinfect clothes hampers according to guidance for surfaces.
  • Wash hands before and after using gloves.

Maintaining restrooms that remain open

If restrooms will be closed, notify visitors ahead of time so they can prepare appropriately.

  • Ensure toilets are functional and restrooms are supplied with toilet paper, hot and cold running water, soap, paper towel or air dryer, plastic lined waste container, and hand sanitizer with 70%-95% alcohol
  • Clean and disinfect twice daily – more often if possible
    • Disinfect high touch surfaces frequently with appropriate disinfectants including faucets, toilets, handles, doorknobs, and light switches

Disinfectants

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