Education Apr 8, 2020
How to Wash Your Gloves and Fight COVID-19
Work. Wash. Repeat.Clean hands are crucial in the fight against COVID-19. If you must go out or go to work during this unprecedented time, a mask and gloves can go a long way in preventing the spread of the virus. Frequently touched surfaces like door handles, tables, gas pumps, shopping carts, card readers, and our very own electronic devices, are hot spots for transmission. Whether you're protecting yourself inside or outside of your home, wearing gloves when coming in contact with high-touch surfaces can help prevent exposure to COVID-19. Gloves can also serve as a good mental stop gap in preventing you from touching your eyes, nose or mouth. According to the CDC, current evidence suggests the COVID-19 virus may remain “active” for hours to days on common surfaces where droplets can accumulate. As we are expected to wash our hands, it’s important to routinely wash your gloves during the pandemic. COVID-19 is vulnerable to standard interventions like soap, water, bleach, UV light, and alcohol-based cleaners. So, how do you wash your gloves? Better yet, how do you wash synthetic gloves versus leather gloves, or nitrile coated knit gloves and insulated gloves? Rest assured, if you own a set of Mechanix Wear gloves, we've made washing them as easy as...
5 Steps to Safe Glove CareHow to keep your gloves clean and effective against COVID-19.
- Wear gloves when coming in contact with high-touch surfaces like door handles, gas pumps, shopping carts, card readers, and electronic devices. Keep your gloves away from your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Wash your hands after extended glove use.
- Store your gloves in a safe place such as a washable or disposable bag.
- Launder or hand wash your gloves with household laundry detergent and warm water.
This guidance is provided as a courtesy in the interest of promoting public health and good hygiene during these challenging times. It does not serve as any guarantee, additional warranty or promise regarding the effectiveness of such practices and the public should take all other recommended measures to protect against spread of the virus, including those guidelines set by the CDC and WHO.Visit the CDC website