According to the CDC, flu viruses are killed by heat above 167 degrees, as well as with cleaning products that include chlorine, hydrogen peroxide, alcohol, and detergents. At this time, there is no reason to believe that those same preventative measures aren’t equally as effective against the novel coronavirus. Because of that, the CDC is recommending that if, for any reason, you do end up outside, your best bet is to wash your clothes using the warmest appropriate water setting possible (preferably above 167 degrees) and dry items completely. As for the laundry process itself, it’s key that you remember to wash your hands before touching anything, wear disposable gloves, and then wash your hands again immediately once you take them off.
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