COVID-19: Quick tip on bleach to buy

April 3, 2020

Alternate National Legislative Director Jared Cassity shared a tip about the type of bleach that should be used for disinfecting work areas while trying to prevent spread of the coronavirus.

Be sure to check the label for the sanitization properties of bleach inside. “Splashless” bleach is not useful in creating a disinfecting solution and says so on the bottle.
Bleach water should be created with a tablespoon of bleach per gallon. The bleach used to mix the solution should not have additional scent added to it, according to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Also, the “splashless” variety of bleach neither sanitizes nor disinfects, Cassity said.
“Be sure to purchase regular bleach,” said Cassity, who verified the information through Clorox representatives.
Follow this link for a PDF from HHS on how to make a bleach water disinfecting solution.