Should I make homemade sanitizer?

No. There is a lot of misleading information about making homemade hand sanitizer. Some of the recipes do not provide a high enough percentage of alcohol to be effective, while others do not take into account skin protection. Proper handwashing is still the best preventive tool. Hand sanitizers do not clean hands, and the dirtier your hands are, the less effective the hand sanitizer may be. Hand sanitizers can also be harsh on your hands, especially when made incorrectly, leading to hands that burn with subsequent hand sanitizer use. Until better guidance is provided by CDC, make hand washing the priority or use commercially-made hand sanitizer.

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1. How can I prevent myself and others from getting it?
2. Can wearing a mask protect me from getting COVID-19?
3. Should I make homemade sanitizer?
4. Are household cleaners and disinfectants effective against COVID-19?
5. Should I avoid public spaces?
6. What does isolation and quarantine mean, and when will that happen?