RICHARDSON – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued new guidelines to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and keep sanitation workers safe.

If someone in your household is sick, the CDC recommends double bagging your trash before setting it on the curb for collection.

When handling potentially contaminated items such as gloves and facemasks, remember to wear disposable gloves and wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds after handling trash bags.

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