Germs on the Keyboard
Prevention is the key to staying healthy--there
are no known cures for colds and
Be proactive and keep your hands, keyboards and mice
Hand sanitizer dispensers are mounted in every computer lab for
your protection. Keyboards and mice are cleaned nightly but
you should still take precautions and use the hand sanitizers.
Using the hand sanitizer before and after using the keyboards
and mice of public computers, and keeping your hands away from your
face, will significantly improve your ability to avoid germs and
Here is some information for keeping your personal keyboard and
- Turn off your computer
and unplug your keyboard.
- Pick it up and shake
- Turn it over and tap it against your desk.
- Blow out the
debris in your keyboard with compressed air.
- Shake out the keyboard
- Rub each key with a damp (not wet) cloth
soaked in isopropyl rubbing alcohol.
- Use cotton swabs to clean the sides of the keys.
- Use the brush attachment and vacuum the keyboard.