When to Wear Gloves

When to Wear Gloves

When to use gloves

Use gloves when cleaning and disinfecting or providing care to someone who is sick

When cleaning
When you are routinely cleaning and disinfecting your home.

  • Follow precautions listed on the disinfectant product label, which may include-
    • Wearing gloves (reusable or disposable)
    • Having good ventilation by turning on a fan or opening a window to get fresh air into the room you’re cleaning
  • Wash your hands after you have removed the gloves.

When caring for someone who is sick
If you are providing care to someone who is sick at home or in another non-healthcare setting

  • Use disposable gloves when cleaning and disinfecting the area around the person who is sick or other surfaces that may be frequently touched in the home.
  • Use disposable gloves when touching or having contact with blood, stool, or body fluids, such as saliva, mucus, vomit, and urine.
  • After using disposable gloves, throw them out in a lined trash can. Do not disinfect or reuse the gloves.
  • Wash your hands after you have removed the gloves.

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