Occupational Therapy Month!
coronavirus (COVID-19) being a hot topic, CCH's Occupational Therapists and Certified
Occupational Therapy Assistants encourage you to take some extra time
to clean and disinfect your home.
As you know, coronavirus spreads when an infected person coughs or sneezes
small droplets—packed with the virus—into the air, onto a
surface or even onto another person. These droplets can then be breathed
in, or can cause an infection if you touch a surface they have landed
on, and then touch your face with unwashed hands.
CDC recommends these tips for disinfecting surfaces in your home:
- If a surface is visibly dirty, clean it with soap and water first, then
use a disinfectant.
- Wear disposable gloves.
- Make sure you have good ventilation in the area where you are cleaning.
- Use a diluted household bleach solution, or an alcohol-based solution with
at least 70% alcohol.
- Follow instructions on the cleaning product’s label, and check to
make sure it isn’t expired.
- Wash your hands when you’re done.
CDC recommends that you clean high-touch surfaces such as:
- cupboard and drawer knobs, pulls, and fronts
- handles and fronts of appliances, such as refrigerator, dishwasher, oven,
and toaster oven
- remote controls
- game controllers
- keyboards and computer mice
- cell phones and landlines
- light switches and switch plates
- door knobs and doors
- staircase railings
Good products to use include a disinfecting wipe, like those sold by Clorox.
But if you can only find disinfecting sprays, like Lysol, or multi-purpose
cleaners, like Lysol and Microban 24-Hour, those could work to eliminate
germs as well. The
CDC recommends that you check out the Environmental Protection Agency's
full list of approved cleaners.
For those who don't know, occupational therapy helps people of all
ages do the things they want and need to do, which can include brushing
your teeth, walking your dog, driving, or making your favorite meal. Occupational
therapy works to help you get your life back no matter what your health
Join us as we say thank you to our OT team this month!
We’re all in this together. Visit
www.coronavirus.gov for the latest tips and information from the CDC. For local updates, please visit