Cleaning and disinfecting devices is important for ensuring they're safe for students and staff to continue using. Below you'll find instructions on cleaning various electronic devices that are commonly touched.

For all of these, unless specified, a microfiber cloth is recommended, and it should be lightly damp with cleaner. An alcohol-based cleaner (isopropyl alcohol and distilled water) is recommended but must be used with care on screens. See for mixture amounts.  

Note: These are electronic devices, and introducing water to them can and will cause damage when done without care. If you're spraying or otherwise applying liquid, do not apply directly to the device. Instead, apply to a cloth to wipe the device down with. Pre-soaked wipes can be useful for this, just be careful about the amount of liquid pooling on the device while cleaning.

Several online references can be found here:

Laptops / Chromebooks



Keyboards and Mice

This pertains to peripheral mice and keyboards, not devices built into a laptop. For these, refer to the section above.



Desk Phones

Apple Devices

For Apple devices, Apple has a guide located here:, but include these general items:

Apple products are made with a variety of materials, and each material might have specific cleaning requirements. To get started, here are some tips that apply to all products:

Is it OK to use a disinfectant on my Apple product? 
Using a 70 percent isopropyl alcohol wipe or Clorox Disinfecting Wipes, you may gently wipe the hard, nonporous surfaces of your Apple product, such as the display, keyboard, or other exterior surfaces. Don't use bleach. Avoid getting moisture in any opening, and don't submerge your Apple product in any cleaning agents. Don't use on fabric or leather surfaces.

Mobile Devices

iPads and iPods can follow this as well, as it is based on the guides linked to above.

UV Sanitizer

Cordless devices like the HygenX Vray work well but do take several minutes to sanitize a device