Updated: Oct 9, 2020
The COVID-19 Pandemic has change much with travel. "The CDC reports that COVID-19 is most commonly contracted through human-to-human contact." There’s certainly the chance of contracting the virus through contact with contaminated surfaces, but according to the CDC, this is “not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.”
Here's a quick guide on how to sanitize your hotel room for future travel to add an extra layer of safety—and peace of mind. Upon arrival in your hotel room, you should disinfect the room before settling. Don’t know how to disinfect a hotel room? Check out which surfaces you should disinfect upon entering your hotel room on your next trip.
Which Surfaces To Disinfect In Your Hotel Room?
It's imperative that you thoroughly wipe down with a disinfecting wipe or disinfecting spray ALL frequently-touched areas in your hotel room. These areas include the following:
Doorknobs (including the exterior handle to your hotel room, bathroom doorknobs, and closet door pulls
Hotel Room Telephone (buttons, phone receiver)
Light and lamp switches
Bathroom sink handles and the sinks tops
The toilet lid and flush handles
Remotes (television remote, any smart remotes for closing drapes or turning off lights)
Also, try to remember to wear socks in carpeted rooms as much as possible to avoid picking up a fungus. Given everything most hotels are already doing to their parts to stop the spread of infection, it’s safe to assume that hotel rooms are safe. However; it doesn’t hurt to be overly cautious! There’s no harm in giving your hotel room an extra round of cleaning even after being professionally cleaned by housekeeping.
To keep yourself safe during this COVID-19 outbreak, please remember to be diligent and thorough about washing your hands and cleaning potentially contaminated surfaces.