CWI IT User Services is following recommended CDC guidelines when it comes to sanitizing any electronics or equipment they handle. 

However, all employees that need their college-owned electronic devices or equipment cleaned must first consult their IT support technician to ensure the CWI property is sanitized according to both manufacturer and CDC specifications. 

If given approval by your IT support staff, and as their recommendations do not contradict the following, use these tips to clean your electronic devices to ensure the safety of you and others and to mitigate the spread of COVID-19: 

  • Unplug all external power sources, devices and cables. Remove batteries from items like wireless keyboards. Never clean a device that is powered on or plugged in. 
  • Use a microfiber or soft, lint-free cloth moistened (damp, not dripping wet) with a mixture of 70% isopropyl alcohol and 30% water. 
  • Use only a soft, lint-free cloth. Avoid abrasive cloths, towels, paper towels or similar items. 
  • Gently wipe the hard, nonporous surfaces (such as display, keyboard or other exterior surfaces). Avoid excessive wiping, which may cause damage. 
  • Keep liquids away from the product unless otherwise noted for specific products or recommended by your IT technician. 
  • Do not use aerosol sprays, bleaches, abrasives or cleaners containing ammonia. 
  • Do not get moisture into any openings, submerge the unit in cleaning agents or spray cleaners directly onto the item.