There are a lot of things that are still unknown about the Coronavirus, or COVID-19. But, we do know how the virus spreads, and what you should do to keep yourself and your family safe during the pandemic. Westchester County Executive George Latimer and Assistant Commissioner of Health Pete DeLucia show you how you can create your own cleaning solution, and properly wash your hands to prevent the spread of illness.

You may also go to You Tube to watch this short video on keeping clean.

Early data suggests that Coronavirus can survive on surfaces such as plastic, stainless steel, cardboard and more. If you are unable to find Clorox wipes or other disinfectants at the store or online, you can create your own home solution with a few tablespoons of bleach mixed with water. Simply dip a dish rag into the solution to clean high-touch areas such as door handles, light switches, phones, remote controls and toilet handles. Make sure to use a pair of gloves as bleach can be harmful to skin.

Make sure to pay attention to personal hygiene. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water, scrubbing for at least 20 seconds, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.