Washing Machines: Drafted To The Frontlines of the COVID-19 Crisis
Whether you’re washing your scrubs or trying to simply keep your family’s clothes clean, you probably have questions about laundering your clothing with the best practices during this COVID-19 crisis. Well, look no further, because we’ve got the answers to those cleaning queries from reliable experts, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.).
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The following clothing tips are specifically developed with medical professionals in mind, who might be exposed at work to COVID-19.
Naturally, these tips can also be applied to anyone who is concerned about ways to reduced transmission risk from any potential exposure.
Laundering Best Practices:
- Change your scrubs/clothes and shoes before you leave work or as soon as arriving back home.
- If you didn’t change your shoes before leaving work, remove them at the door to your home or at least clean them before entering.
- Even better: set aside a pair of shoes for work use only.
- Do not shake out any dirty clothing items that could have been exposed to COVID-19.
- If you are washing items for someone else who could be exposed or sick, wear disposable gloves while handling the items.
- After work, put your work scrubs/clothing directly into your washing machine or in a hamper that is only used for your work clothes.
- Wash your scrubs separately from your regular household laundry.
- Check clothing labels, and wash and dry in the hottest water the clothing can tolerate.
- Make sure to use adequate laundry detergent.
- After washing any work clothing that could have been exposed, run a laundry cycle with bleach to disinfect your washing machine.
- If you want to take it a step further, there are companies that can manage the laundering for medical practices.
Remember, you can count on BioPlus in these tough times, and in the better days ahead.