This is what I found on FOXNEWS.COM:

We know to practice safe social distancing and frequently wash our hands to protect ourselves and our loved ones during the coronavirus pandemic — but how about our clothes?

Though much remains unknown about the novel COVID-19 virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) currently states that the viral disease is most frequently transmitted from person to person via respiratory droplets, such as when an infected person coughs or sneezes within about six feet of close contacts.

Former CDC Chief Medical Officer Dr. Robert Amler told Fox News, “Clothes generally are not a source of exposure to this virus,” therefor visiting public places  creates no need to change clothes.

“Your clothes are not going to be an important source of exposure, unless someone sick has had a lot of contact with those clothes – sneezed or coughed on them, or worn them for a period of time when they were sick,” Amler said.

According to the CDC, managing laundry during the coronavirus outbreak does become important when the household has confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19.

From the CDC:

 Clothing, towels, linens and other items that go in the laundry
  • Wear disposable gloves when handling dirty laundry from an ill person and then discard after each use. If using reusable gloves, those gloves should be dedicated for cleaning and disinfection of surfaces for COVID-19 and should not be used for other household purposes. Clean hands immediately after gloves are removed.

    • If no gloves are used when handling dirty laundry, be sure to wash hands afterwards.

    • If possible, do not shake dirty laundry. This will minimize the possibility of dispersing virus through the air.

    • Launder items as appropriate in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. If possible, launder items using the warmest appropriate water setting for the items and dry items completely. Dirty laundry from an ill person can be washed with other people’s items.

    • Clean and disinfect clothes hampers according to guidance above for surfaces. If possible, consider placing a bag liner that is either disposable (can be thrown away) or can be laundered.

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