Back To College: Sanitizing Reminder

Now that classes will start to resume for tertiary education in Malaysia in August 2020, there are a lot of things to remember and exercised to break the chain of Covid-19 (Cov19).

Other than adhering to the usual SOP of social distancing, wearing a mask, temperature screening and frequent sanitizing your hands, it is also important to sanitize your belongings as well at the end of the day and making sure not to bringing it back home with you.

Did you know there are 17,000 more bacteria on your phone than on the toilet seat? Now imagine if you’re bringing in Covid-19 with you wherever you go on your smart phone.

Things to Sanitize

  1. Handphone
  2. Laptop
  3. Mouse and Keyboard
  4. Access card / Transport card
  5. Earphones or headphones.

Remember not to share your stationaries, if you borrow stationaries from another person remember to disinfect it first before giving it back.

Use 1 part of isopropyl to 4 parts water to disinfect flat surfaces. Never spray water-based disinfectant onto electronics that has spaces connecting to electrical board or buttons such as keyboard and mouse on its surface as it may cause a shortage.  Instead use an alcohol swab that is in an individual packet to disinfect.


Steps to Sanitize Your Electronics

  1. Unplug your electronics and turn it off
  2. Use alcohol swab for surface with buttons.
  3. Use 15% – 25% isopropyl-spray on flat surfaces and leave it at least 1 minute to disinfect.
  4. Wipe away the surface of the electronics.
  5. Do not re-use the towel, alcohol swab or tissue that you wiped the electronics with. If you’re using a single-use alcohol swab throw it away immediately. If you’re using a microfiber towel, put it in a plastic bag and then tie it strong and put it in another plastic bag to ensure safety.
  6. Do not touch your face! After discarding the wipes or keeping away the towels, wash your hand straight away.
  7. Keep your belongings back in your bag.

Now that you know the proper way to sanitize your belongings, we wish you all the best in resuming your studies and always remember to be cautious of your surrounding!