Device Decontamination Guide

 

With the outbreak of the Corona Virus the CDC has recommended cleaning and sanitizing all high traffic areas. We know these are automatically door handles, light switches, and even sink knobs in the bathroom, but have you thought about your technology? It’s dangerous for the well being of many electronics for you to spray it down and wipe away like you would any other surface, so we’ve written a guide on how to clean your devices safely. 

For today our supplies include:

  • Gloves
  • Microfiber Cloth
  • Compressed Air
  • Disinfectant Spray*

The Keyboard

This is for wired or wireless keyboards not a laptop.

  1. With gloves on take your keyboard and hold it so spacebar is parallel to your flat surface
  2. Gently tap the edge against the flat surface allowing any debris to come out the bottom 
  3. Use compressed air to blow out any remaining debris
  4. Spray microfiber cloth lightly with disinfectant and gently wipe the entire keyboard down
  5. Allow to dry and repeat Step 4 to ensure disinfection
  6. Once dry, you’re ready to type!

The Mouse

This is for a wired or wireless mouse not a laptop.

  1. Put on gloves
  2. Spray microfiber cloth lightly with disinfectant and gently wipe the mouse
  3. Repeat as needed

The Screen

This is for Laptop and Monitor Screens.

  1. Put on gloves
  2. Spray microfiber cloth lightly with disinfectant and gently wipe the screen
  3. Repeat as needed
  4. Wipe screen with a dry microfiber cloth to prevent streaking

The Buttons

This is for buttons on your computer towers and laptops including the keyboard.

  1. Put on gloves
  2. Spray microfiber cloth lightly with disinfectant and gently wipe the area
  3. Repeat as needed
  4. Dry with compressed air to ensure the devices are as minimally wet as possible.

The Phone

This is for house phones, work phones, and cellphones.

  1. Put on gloves
  2. Spray microfiber cloth lightly with disinfectant and gently wipe the phone
  3. Repeat as needed

A lot of these everyday items get cleaned less than a shower or sink would and collect germs and bacteria without us  straight-forward,realizing, with regular cleaning you lower your risk of infection significantly and with this guide your devices can be cleaned safely.
*You can see CDC reference material for getting the right kind of disinfectant here.

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