Germ Illustration

Frequency of Cleaning and Disinfecting

  • The frequency of cleaning and disinfection depends on characteristics of the surface as well as what touches it.
  • Surfaces that can carry many and more harmful germs should be cleaned and disinfected more often (e.g. washrooms, and surfaces frequently touched).
  • Surfaces that come in direct contact with food should be cleaned and sanitized after each use.
  • Surfaces that become contaminated with blood and body fluids should be cleaned and disinfected immediately.

Last modified: February 19, 2020