How to safely take off contaminated gloves

There’s several circumstances when the use of some kind of protective gloves are advisable during this COVID-19 pandemic. One of those is when you are getting gas or diesel in your vehicle. Think about how yucky that nozzle could be it the person who just pumped gas sneezed or coughed into their hand. Think about the same yucky fingers that have pushed the touch pad. OK, you’ve gotten those latex or some other kind of glove. However, if you don’t take the gloves off correctly, you can still spread all the germs that are on the gloves after you used them.

OK, here, straight from the CDC website is the correct way to remove possibly contaminated gloves.

After you have the gloves off and thrown in the trash, use plenty of hand sanitizer to clean your hands. It is also a good idea to have some disinfectant wipes in your vehicle. You can even wipe off the pump nozzle before you pump. You can’t be too careful.

Wear masks, wear gloves, wash your hands, keep your distance and be safe


16 thoughts on “How to safely take off contaminated gloves

  1. Great post! I do the glove thing going to the ATM too. We can’t get hand sanitizer or rubbing alcohol. Luckily we had some alcohol before the pandemic. We soak some paper towels in alcohol, place them in a Rubbermaid container with the lid. It goes with us when we have to get groceries. Gloves and masks come off and into the garbage as soon as we are done.

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  2. Excellent advice, but I wonder if it’s necessary to throw gloves away after one use. I read that the virus supposedly can survive only up to three days on plastic, so I’ve been setting them aside for a week after use and re-using them. This may be helpful for people who are running short and can’t find new ones to buy.


    • I can not truthfully suggest anything other than the advice to use the gloves in a single use. I understand the supply issue, but I would be reluctant to reuse single use gloves. Thanks for the visit and the thoughtful comment.

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