Laundering hygienically and COVID-19
Do not shake dirty laundry. This minimizes the possibility of dispersing bacteria and virus through the air.
Wash items in accordance with the directions on the garments and your detergent.
Launder items using the warmest appropriate water setting for the items, and dry items completely. Please note that dirty laundry that has been in contact with an infected person can safely be washed with other people’s items.
The hotter the wash, the better.
Use the dryer. Viruses hate heat, and drying clothes with high heat will further prevent the spread of disease. However, do not exceed the specifications on your garments' care tags. Never use heat on non-woven fabrics (such as certain mattress covers) and synthetics (such as nylon or rayon).
Use the right amount of soap. Too much soap creates excess suds that enable dirt and grime to remain trapped inside the fabric. The right amount of soap will properly clean and then be rinsed from the clothing.
Clean and disinfect clothes baskets, carts and hampers.
Clean these items as often as possible and use a bag liner, if available.