For the general public, CDC recommends wearing gloves when you are cleaning or caring for someone who is sick.
In most other situations, like running errands, wearing gloves is not necessary. Instead, practice everyday preventive actions like keeping social distance (at least 6 feet) from others, washing your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds (or using a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol), and wearing a cloth face covering when you have to go out in public.
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) and
- 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.