As the coronavirus spreads, Casa Dry Cleaners is doing our part to keep New York City, Chelsea, and surrounding communities safe. First and foremost: limit your exposure to the virus. That means practicing everyday good hygiene, social distancing, using (and quickly disposing of) tissues when coughing or sneezing, washing your hands thoroughly and often, and applying anti-bacterial hand gel when in a pinch. These are steps we all can take to reduce spreading germs further. But what about your clothes?
It’s not yet clear how long the coronavirus COVID-19 can live outside the human body. Resources from the World Health Organization indicate the virus “may persist on surfaces for a few hours or up to several days.” That means your clothes could potentially act as a carrier for the pathogen. The virus might even lurk in your towels and bed sheets, especially if they are used by more than one person. Now more than ever, it’s important to clean and disinfect the areas around you.