Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 While Doing Laundry

Content provided by our partner Surf Suds Laundromats ~

It’s rare that doing laundry feels life a lifesaving mission, but in the midst of the COVID19 outbreak, washing your clothes properly could be vital to your family’s health. Laundering clothes and linens safely is particularly important if you’re living with someone who has a suspected or confirmed case of the new coronavirus, someone with a compromised immune system, or someone who works in the health care sector.

If you’re caring for someone in the house who is sick or you’re cleaning the clothes of a family member who may have been exposed to the coronavirus, consider those clothes contaminated and keep them in a separate laundry bin until it’s time to do the wash. Also, if you can, place a washable or disposable liner in that laundry bin so that you can either launder it or throw it away after you remove the dirty clothes. 

When you handle the dirty laundry of someone who is sick or has been exposed to the coronavirus—especially if there are bodily fluids on the items—wear disposable gloves if possible, and throw them away after each use. according to the CDC.

Don Schaffner, Ph.D., a microbiologist and distinguished professor at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J., explains that the entire washing process should rid fabrics of the coronavirus. It’s the combination of detergent, warm water, and physical agitation in the rinse and spin cycles that removes, inactivates, and washes away viral microbes. Once the washing is done, using a dryer may be better than hanging the clothes to dry because the heat may also help inactivate any viral microbes.

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