The risk of surface transmission of COVID-19 is low, but it is still important to take steps to protect yourself and your family. Cleaning with a household cleaner that contains soap or detergent can reduce the number of germs on surfaces and decrease the risk of infection. In most cases, cleaning alone is enough to remove most virus particles. Disinfection may not be necessary unless someone in your household is sick or if someone with COVID-19 positive has been in your home in the past 24 hours.
Outbreak studies and research suggest that most transmissions occur as a result of infected people shedding large droplets and small particles called aerosols when they cough, talk, or breathe. These can be inhaled directly by people nearby. Unauthorized antibodies could be causing severe COVID-19. Studies show that using soap products or household detergents reduces the number of germs on surfaces, which in turn reduces the risk of infection. The guidelines now state that the use of disinfectants is unnecessary, unless someone in your household is sick or someone with COVID-19 positive has been home in the past 24 hours.
To protect against COVID-19, it is important to disinfect objects and surfaces, especially those you touch regularly. You can use dilute bleach or alcohol for that. Additionally, make sure you wash your hands often and thoroughly and avoid touching your eyes, mouth, and nose.