Clean and disinfect at least daily (or more, depending on use patterns) frequently touched surfaces and objects such as:

  • Face shields
  • Doorknobs and handles
  • Stair rails
  • Classroom desks and chairs
  • Lunchroom tables and chairs
  • Countertops
  • Handrails
  • Handles on equipment (e.g. athletic equipment)
  • Push-buttons on vending machines and elevators
  • Shared toys
  • Shared remote controls
  • Shared remote controls
  • Shared telephones
  • Shared desktops
  • Shared computer keyboards and mice
  • Bus seats and handrails

Note: Computer keyboards are difficult to clean.  Shared computers should have signs posted instructing proper hand hygiene before and after using the to minimize disease transmission.  To facilitate cleaning, consider using covers that protect the keys but enable the use of the keys.

It is not necessary to routinely apply disinfectants to surfaces that are not high touch or high risk (e.g. floors, bookcases, tops of filing cabinets).  Soft surfaces such as carpets, rugs, and drapes can be cleaned using soap and water or a cleaner appropriate for the material.