Maryjo, I hear you. In the absence of bleach (which would be the most effective for cleaning surfaces), you can use a strong vinegar solution, if it’s allowed to sit on the surface for about 30 minutes. https://www.womenshealthmag.com/health/a31264367/is-vinegar-a-disinfectant/

If you don’t have bleach or vinegar, soap and water is better than nothing, but you’ll need very hot water, and you’ll need to scrub. https://www.webmd.com/parenting/features/cleaning-disinfecting#1

A.M. Carter earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Florida. She writes about philosophy, science, politics and current events.

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