Here's how to clean and sanitize surfaces and touchpoints
A Message from Shelley Feist
COVID-19 Prevention Page
People desire the facts that put them in control. As you continue to promote hand hygiene, surface cleaning and disinfecting as fundamentals to good health, here are key messages and resources for you to share with your community.
Clean vs. Sanitize: Know the Difference
It's important to know the difference between cleaning and sanitizing. They aren't the same thing.
Both are important to help prevent the spread of harmful germs.
Cleaning removes germs, dirt, and impurities from surfaces or objects. Cleaning works by using soap (or detergent) and water to physically remove germs from surfaces. This process does not necessarily kill germs, but by removing them, it lowers their numbers and the risk of spreading infection.
Sanitizing lowers the number of germs on surfaces or objects.
This process works by disinfecting surfaces or objects using a diluted liquid chlorine bleach solution. (see box)
Share these useful tools to help consumers learn the difference!