Disinfect your home, room by room
Shared laundry rooms
If you share a laundry room with others in your building, be sure to disinfect all hard, nonporous surfaces you come in contact with and stay 6 feet apart from others in the laundry room at the same time as you.
Living with essential workers
If someone you live with needs to leave on a daily basis, encourage them to put their clothes in the hamper or laundry bag as soon as they get home. They should not re-wear any clothing until after it’s been re-laundered.
After handling laundry
After leaving the laundry room or touching dirty clothes, remember to wash your hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. Avoid touching your face or any other items while you’re in the laundry room.
Sanitizing towels & bed sheets
Before sanitizing your clothes or bed sheets, read and follow the directions on the labels of your laundry detergent. To sanitize your clothes, use a normal laundry detergent per washing machine instructions and dry thoroughly with the warmest temperatures recommended on the clothing label.
Wear disposable gloves when handling dirty laundry, if you can. If you wear reusable gloves, don’t use them for other household chores. When you’re done, take off your gloves and wash your hands with soap and warm water for 20 seconds.