COVID-19 and Clothes?

We are living in uncertain times, and it's important more than ever to take extra care of our homes. We are taking every precautionary measure possible to protect your orders and follow the state's Shelter in Place Mandate. Here are our tips on protecting your homes and your clothes.

According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) COVID-19 is spread through respiratory droplets an infected person produces when they cough or sneeze. Those particles can then stay on surfaces for several hours. However, experts don't know if COVID-19 is transmitted through clothing. For those working in the frontlines, we recommend you err on the side of caution. 

  1. Whenever possible, take your clothes off in the garage and place it in a plastic bag. 
  2. Take the clothes in the bag and wash it asap. According to United Health Services, it is safe to wash these articles with any other clothing. The exception cited by the CDC is if you have gotten any bodily fluids on your clothes (i.e. blood, urine, etc.); in such a case, wash your clothes separately. 
  3. "In general, using a normal laundry detergent according to washing machine instructions and drying thoroughly using the warmest temperatures recommended on the clothing labels is sufficient." -- cdc.gov

As always, don't forget to disinfect your door handles, & anything you may have touched while doing your laundry. Most importantly, don't forget to wash your hands.

XOXO,

Kat


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