Cleaning & Disinfecting

Hosts should do the following:

  • Frequently clean and disinfect high-touch/shared surfaces.
  • Use a “wipe-twice” method to clean and disinfect. Wipe surfaces with a cleaning agent to clean off soil and wipe again with a disinfectant.
  • Encourage shoppers to avoid unnecessary handling of items:
    • Develop strategies to minimize the handling of objects between multiple shoppers and ensure frequent cleaning and disinfecting of these objects.

Shoppers should do the following:

  • Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or alcohol-based hand sanitizer with a minimum of 60% alcohol before and after handling any items at the sale.
  • Take the following steps with any purchased items:
    • Soft-surface items, or other items that cannot be cleaned and disinfected should be isolated for a period of 24 hours.
    • Hard-surfaced items, or items which can be laundered should be cleaned and disinfected.