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Health experts say routine cleaning is sufficient to prevent spread of COVID on surfaces

Last year it was tough to find disinfecting products as the coronavirus pandemic began.

Now, stores are mostly stocked with cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting products. But what does that mean for what experts say about disinfecting hard surfaces like countertops or physical items?


The CDC says COVID-19 spreads less commonly through contact with contaminated surfaces. Respiratory droplets can also land on surfaces and objects. It is possible that a person could get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or eyes.

However, the CDC adds that touching surfaces is not thought to be a common way that COVID-19 spreads.

Local public health officials, like Chief Community Engagement Officer Julie Philipp, who spoke with News10NBC says routine cleaning is perfectly sufficient to protect against COVID-19 spread on surfaces.



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