Disinfecting surfaces during the COVID-19 outbreak is a best practice to limit the survival of the virus and prevent transmission. In the workplace, devices such as copiers and printers are high-touch surfaces that must be cleaned and disinfected regularly. Here are some tips to clean the surfaces of your office technology devices:

  • Always wear disposable latex gloves while cleaning.
  • Turn off and unplug your device. Never clean it while it is switched on and plugged into an outlet.
  • In a spray bottle, mix 70 percent isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol with 30 percent water (per CDC recommendations).
  • Spray this mixture onto a microfiber cloth and gently wipe the surfaces to be cleaned.
  • Never spray disinfectant directly onto a device.
  • While cleaning, pay special attention to the surfaces commonly touched by users, such as buttons, touchscreens, tray handles, etc.
  • Do not allow moisture to drip into open areas such as keyboards or USB ports, as this can damage your device.
  • Make sure all surfaces have completely air-dried before plugging in and turning on the device.
  • Discard latex gloves after each cleaning and wash your hands after removing the gloves.


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