How to do laundry during the COVID-19 outbreak

Updated: Apr 12, 2020

Currently, every day it is necessary to take greater precautions to prevent the transmission of COVID-19. It has been proven that the virus remains active for contagion on different surfaces and the clothing we wear daily is considered one of these surfaces. Health professionals working with patients who have been infected with the virus are taking additional steps to prevent its spread through their clothing. They generally use special disposable garments in hospitals and care units for the duration of their patients' treatment, and they even prefer to remove all kinds of garments that they have worn abroad before entering their homes. Therefore, how we wash our clothes becomes very important and doing it correctly can minimize the risk of contagion or contagion from our loved ones. Keep in mind the following recommendations to wash your clothes properly:

1. Wash clothing items using the warmest appropriate water setting.

2. Make sure to dry them completely.

3. Clean and disinfect hampers and use a disposable bag liner if possible.