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CDC: Disinfecting Surfaces isn’t Necessary

Bad news for Lysol: It turns out disinfecting surfaces to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is not necessary.

That’s according to Dr. Rochelle Walensky, revealing new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She says while it’s possible to contract COVID from a hard surface, the risk is very low. As such, regular soap and water are more than adequate when cleaning tables and countertops, she says.

“Disinfection is only recommended in indoor settings, schools, and homes where there has been a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 within the last 24 hours,” Walensky says.

How much Lysol have you gone through since the start of the pandemic? Are you still as vigilant as you were six months ago?


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