Clean and Disinfect Surfaces

Clean and Disinfect Surfaces

Photo by Polina Zimmerman

Evidence suggests that the COVID-19 virus can live on objects and surfaces from a few hours to days.1

You may use regular household cleaners or diluted bleach to wipe surfaces.2

Clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces daily in common household areas (e.g. tables, hard-backed chairs, doorknobs, light switches, remotes, handles, desks, toilets, sinks).2 Put washable fabric toys in the laundry, as appropriate.

If possible, wash items using the warmest appropriate water setting and dry items completely. Dirty laundry from an ill person can be washed with other people’s items.1

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This infographic was derived from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)


1.Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

2.Public Health Agency of Canada. Coronavirus disease (COVID-19). 

Disclaimer: The information regarding COVID-19 is changing constantly as more data become available. The information provided in this website is not meant to replace diabetes healthcare team or public health agencies recommendations, and is intended for information purposes only. Please check with your healthcare providers for any deviations from your care plans.

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