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  • Writer's pictureBurton Kelso, Tech Expert

3 Steps To Disinfect Your Tech To Avoid The Coronavirus

Updated: Mar 15, 2020

We are in the midst of a flu pandemic and many experts predict it hasn't reached its peak.  Public health experts recommend you stick the basic steps to avoid this virus such as washing your hands, getting a flu shot, and disinfecting surfaces you touch on a regular basis. One of the most overlooked items to clean if your technology, especially smartphones. Smartphones are among the dirtiest items that you own. What's worse is our phones are often held up to our eyes, nose, and lips which are key places where the coronavirus infects your body. Want to decrease your chances of getting COVID19? Follow these simple steps to keep your phone and other gadgets clean.

The most common way that the coronavirus is spread is from person- to- person contact, as well as from dirty hands that come in contact with your face, eyes, nose, and mouth. These areas are points of entry for COVID19. Did you know the average person touches their face up to 16 times per hour? Even more disturbing is the coronavirus can live on surfaces for up to 96 hours. Now you can see why it's important to clean your smartphone, computer or laptop keyboard and mouse on a regular basis. Here's what you can do to clean those devices: