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Tips for Keeping Your Devices Clean

Updated: Mar 27, 2020

The number one tip for keeping safe and healthy during the COVID-19 outbreak is to wash your hands. But, what about your devices?

Many administrative or non responding personnel are now telecommuting. To further limit risk of exposure and spreading some agencies have changed how they respond to calls for service entirely. Fire/Rescue agencies who only a few short weeks ago were dispatched to any medical call for service are now only being sent to HOT calls. Some law enforcement agencies are reducing or eliminating traffic operations and only responding to calls for service. All of these things can lead to an increased use of devices, from laptops to cellphone or radios. It is a well known fact that phones often have more bacteria than toilet seats. So it is more important now than ever before that we take the necessary steps to keep those devices clean.

According to CNET, Apple users can keep their phones clean and sanitary by using disinfectant wipes such as Clorox. While Samsung recommends using a microfiber cloth moistened with 70% isopropyl alcohol solution. Users should avoid applying rubbing alcohol directly to the screens on devices as this method can breakdown the components of the screens.

What about those laptops? We received a helpful guide from our friends over at Panasonic today with the do's and don'ts of keeping your specific devices clean! According to Panasonic's testing, Clorox wipes also work well for almost all of the Toughbook products. Check out this handy guide for the recommended method for your device.

It still goes without saying that the best tip to staying safe during this outbreak is to Social Distance as much as possible and to always wash your hands with antibacterial hand soap for 20 seconds or longer with warm water.

To hear how SSI is committed to keeping you connected check out this update released March 23, 2020.

Stay Safe InterOp Family!

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