Once again, the Department of Health (DOH) categorized the Philippines as a “high risk” country for the COVID-19 virus*. As the number of cases spikes and the positivity rate increases by the day, there’s no doubt that the highly contagious Omicron variant plays a part.
In response to the current situation, the government has raised the alert level status in some parts of the country and continues its vaccination efforts. And while we can further increase our body’s protection by getting a booster shot against the coronavirus, it’s vital to remain vigilant for the sake of everyone in your household.
But how can you make your home clean and safe from the threats of the said virus, especially the Omicron strain? Here are some tips from Clorox Philippines, one of the country’s leading providers of cleaning and disinfecting products.
Watch out for COVID-19 symptoms. The general symptoms of COVID-19 and its variants differ, let alone from the common flu. It’s critical that you familiarize yourself or at least be knowledgeable of their distinct indicators so you will know the next step you should take for your family’s safety.
If a family member has symptoms of COVID-19, isolate them immediately and undergo an antigen or RT-PCR test to confirm.
Regularly clean and disinfect your home. While cleaning and disinfecting take a lot of time and effort, it’s never wrong to apply extra safety measures now that the threat of the Omicron strain is growing. It will also help keep your household members free from bacteria and other viruses that may cause different kinds of sickness.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cleaning alone with the assistance of a household cleaner can already eliminate most of the COVID-19 virus on your surfaces and decrease existing germs in your home. Remember that it’s always essential to disinfect if you have COVID-infected family members to prevent the spread of the virus.
Frequently disinfect high-touch surfaces. High-touch surfaces are the surfaces we usually touch with our hands. Whether inside or outside our homes, these surfaces may be contaminated and exposed to different bacteria and viruses, especially the COVID-19 virus, as multiple people touch them several times a day. For that reason, disinfecting these surfaces should be a part of your daily safety protocols.
At your home, always disinfect your doorknobs, doorbells, light switches, countertops, tables, everyday carry-ons, gadgets, toys, and deliveries. And when you’re outside, remember to disinfect surfaces in shared transportations, your workplace, public spaces, and even ATMs.
Make cleaning and disinfecting easier with Clorox Cleaners. Now, to help you clean and disinfect easier and effectively, especially if you have COVID-hit members, there’s no better and trusted companion than Clorox Cleaners. For your home’s different surfaces, whether it’s made of synthetic marble, stainless steel, glazed ceramic tile, plastic, glazed porcelain, or sealed granite, wipe them clean with the power of Clorox All-Purpose Cleaner, a bleach-free cleaner that’s proven to kill 99.9% of bacteria and viruses, including the COVID-19 virus*.
Clorox Disinfecting Bleach, on the other hand, can be used to wash down your laundry or to clean and disinfect your other surfaces, like your house’s floors. And for your bathroom, you can utilize Clorox Toilet Bowl Cleaner. These two cleaners can also eliminate 99.9% of bacteria and viruses.
Then, don’t forget to use Clorox Expert Disinfectant Spray for a 30-second sanitization of the soft and hard surfaces in your house. Capable of also removing 99.9% of bacteria, fungus, and viruses including the COVID-19 virus*, you and your family can say goodbye to your home’s germs and odors.
Lastly, make it a one-minute habit to wipe down the high-touch surfaces inside and outside your home with Clorox Expert Disinfecting Wipes. In just one step, you will be able to clean and disinfect your surfaces, killing 99.9% of bacteria and viruses, including the COVID-19 virus*. (Follow Clorox Cleaners’ usage instructions as per label.)
“At Clorox, we always believe that everyone should feel safe in their homes. With our Clorox Cleaners, we hope to help provide Filipino families that kind of comfort, even with the Omicron threat. Let’s always remain vigilant by regularly cleaning and disinfecting our homes to keep our loved ones safe and sound,” said Monique Gonzalez, marketing manager for Clorox Southeast Asia.
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