Home Sanitation

Care To Stay Home staff has increased the amount of cleaning in the home.

Keeping frequently used surfaces clean and free from bacteria can help reduce the spread of COVID-19 (CDC Cleaning and Disinfection for Households)

Household Sanitation

Keeping the home environment clean is a team effort. Care To Stay Home will work with each client and family to adopt a plan that works to help make the home a clean, safe and comfortable environment.

General recommendations for cleaning and disinfection of households with people isolated in home care

Household members should educate themselves about COVID-19 symptoms and preventing the spread of COVID-19 in homes.


Clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces daily in household common areas (e.g. tables, hard-backed chairs, doorknobs, light switches, phones, tablets, touch screens, remote controls, keyboards, handles, desks, toilets, sinks) In the bedroom/bathroom dedicated for an ill person: consider reducing cleaning frequency to as-needed (e.g., soiled items and surfaces) to avoid unnecessary contact with the ill person. As much as possible, an ill person should stay in a specific room and away from other people in their home, following home care guidance. The caregiver can provide personal cleaning supplies for an ill person’s room and bathroom, unless the room is occupied by child or another person for whom such supplies would not be appropriate. These supplies include tissues, paper towels, cleaners and EPA-registered disinfectants (see examplesexternal icon). If a separate bathroom is not available, the bathroom should be cleaned and disinfected after each use by an ill person. If this is not possible, the caregiver should wait as long as practical after use by an ill person to clean and disinfect the high-touch surfaces. Household members should follow home care guidance when interacting with persons with suspected/confirmed COVID-19 and their isolation rooms/bathrooms.

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