HOW TO CORONA PROOF YOUR HOME

Real Estate

HOW TO CORONA PROOF YOUR HOME

 

  

Make a game plan

Designate one person to be  your errand-runner to limit  your outside exposures.

Set up a disinfecting  station — an area outside  your home or in a room with low foot traffic  where you can disinfect  packaged food

     

When you are out

Avoid coming within less than  six feet of others Wipe handles on carts or  baskets while shopping

You don’t have to have gloves  or a mask — just wash your  hands frequently while you’re out  and avoid touching your face

 

When you get back

Wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds

Disinfect takeout boxes and  packaged foods at your  disinfectingstation 

Thoroughly wash produce  before putting it in your  kitchen 

  

Disinfect

Disinfect everything you  touch — doorknobs, light  switches, keys, phone, keyboards, remotes, etc.

Use EPA-approved disinfectants (these include Clorox Disinfecting Wipes and certain Lysol sprays) and leave surfaces wet for 3-5 minutes

 

Delivery

Ask workers to drop  deliveries on your doorstep or an area  of your property

If they need you to come to  the door, keep six feet of  distance

Pay and tip online when possible

After you pick up mail from your mailbox, wash your hands

 

Laundry

Wash clothes, towels and linens regularly on the warmest setting

Disinfect your laundry  hamper, too, or place a  removable liner inside it 

Don’t shake dirty laundry to  avoid dispersing the virus in  the air

 

Guests

You shouldn’t allow guests over right now

If you need to house a family  member or friend, avoid  shared living spaces as much as you can

If they need to enter shared  living spaces, ask them to  keep six feet of distance

If someone in your home gets sick

First, consult your doctor

Isolate them in another room  and ask them to use a separate restroom 

Disinfect frequently touched  surfaces every day

Avoid sharing items with them

Wear gloves when washing their laundry 

Continue to wash your hands  frequently

Ask them to wear a face mask if they have one

 

Supplies you will need

EPA-approved disinfectants

If you don’t have  disinfectants, make a bleach solution: Mix four teaspoons  bleach per quart of water; or Use a 70% alcohol  solution

Laundry detergent 

Trash bags

Prescription medicines (you can mail order these) 

Canned foods — fruits, veggies, beans

Dry goods — breads, pastas,  nut butters

Frozen foods — meats,  veggies, fruits

 

Pets

Supervise your pet in your backyard

It’s OK to play with them  outside- just keep your  distance from others

If you’re sick, ask someone  you live with to take care of  them while you recover

If you must care for them  while you’re sick, wash your  hands frequently

 

MOST IMPORTANTLY-STAY SAFE!