🦠📲Germs and bacteria can live on hard surfaces – like your cell phone! – for days.

☠ Just think of all the places your cellphone travels … and the surfaces it has touched. Euuw, right? 🚽

💥In the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, there are some actions you can take to protect yourself (and your devices!). 

🙀First: Avoid putting your phone near your face. Use the speaker whenever possible.

💦Second: Disinfect your phone DAILY. Check with your phone’s manufacturer, but Apple says its safe to use Clorox disinfecting wipes on its phones.

🚫Other common cleaners (like alcohol, vinegar, window cleaning spray, or anything abrasive) can damage your phone so it’s important to double-check. 

Here’s a link for more cleaners to use or avoid: www.cnet.com/how-to/coronavirus-and-your-phone-how-to-effectively-clean-and-disinfect-your-device/

💡Note: these actions are important even when there’s not a global health threat, since studies show most cell phones are laden with bacteria.

👐TIP: If it’s been a while since you’ve disinfected your phone, wash your hands thoroughly, disinfect the phone, and then wash your hands again, to avoid cross-contamination!