When disinfecting, the CDC says you can use “diluted household bleach solutions” or alcohol solutions with at least 70% alcohol.
For soft surfaces like carpet, rugs and drapes should be used with appropriate cleaners and laundered as appropriate.
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If someone in your household gets sick, the CDC recommends having a designated room for them and if possible, a separate bathroom not shared with healthy household members.
The sick person should eat meals in the designated room, if possible and have a dedicated, lined trash can. Use gloves when serving food items and removing trash.
The difference between cleaning and disinfecting, according to the CDC:
Cleaning means removing germs and dirt from surfaces. While it may lower the risk of spreading germs by removing them, it does not kill germs. Disinfecting is the process of using chemicals to kill germs on a surface. It doesn’t necessarily clean a dirty surface, but disinfecting a surface after cleaning it will lower the risk of spreading infection, the CDC says.