Letter: Disinfect everything that comes into your home

Many are wondering why so many people are still getting sick, or even dying, if they are quarantining and are being careful with social distancing.

I can’t say that I’m 100% correct, but here is a tip which can hopefully prevent more deaths.

If someone has the virus – but doesn’t have any symptoms – goes shopping and doesn’t wear gloves, or EVEN IF HE WEARS gloves, but touches his/her face, THEN touch’s a box of cereal but doesn’t buy it, the next person comes along and buys that box of cereal, should assume that the box is CARRYING THE VIRUS! When you bring it into your house, YOU’RE BRINGING THE VIRUS RIGHT INTO YOUR KITCHEN!

PLEASE WIPE DOWN EVERY SINGLE ITEM THAT ENTERS YOUR HOUSE WITH DISINFECTING WIPES! THIS ALSO GOES FOR YOUR MAIL, AMAZON DELIVERIES, GROCERIES (EVEN FRUITS AND VEGETABLES) ETC. THROW OUT THE BAGS AND BOXES RIGHT AWAY

May we be zoche to see Moshiach NOW!

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9 COMMENTS

    • ive been out of rubbing alchohol for the last 2.5 weeks…. i wish i could follow this idea i just dont know how i am supposed to get disinfectant wipes.. also, ho long does covid 19 last on surfaces? what if its old peice of mail, or if the groceries have been sitting in my car for a day or 2?

  1. Any alcohol over 70% will destroy the fat protecting the virus which will break down shortly after. Also anything that can safely be heated to a temperature over 170 degrees for 10 minutes or longer can be placed in your oven and that to will ‘kill’ the virus. Key word ‘safely’

  2. People are calling everyday telling people not to do and it is gets annoying. Just stop worrying too much and stop overreacting. Just stay in door and wash your hand every time you go outside and wear gloves and mask. When you take off your gloves. Wash your hand. Don’t touch your face and mouth. Wash your have clean your door handles that all. There no more further information than that. I also suggest seniors stay home. Don’t forget have wonderful Pesach and stay home don’t travel.

  3. The virus only stays alive on surfaces for 2 days. If you can leave perishables in the trunk/ garage/ closet for a while, it’s less that you have to waste yo it wipes on.

  4. Home-made wipes: Soak prepped paper towel squares in a ve-e-ery diluted ammonia/disinfectant cleaner in a solution of water. Please look up FDA guidelines. Then squeeze until barely still moist. Like a home made baby wipe preparation for Shabbos.
    place in air tight zip-lock, disposable Tupperware or spray solution onto a rag.
    Then wipe things down.
    or lysol spray and wipe down the spray with dry rag or paper towel.

    it’s best to use s/t disposable as you don’t want to spread the possible contaminant or wash out the rag in between and respray.

    Also take off shoes and coat or jacket when entering the house. As those carry in the most pathogens.

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