Headsets and other items can be cleaned to help prevent the spread of pathogens, like the 2019 Coronavirus (Covid-19).
Our best practice guide applies to any of our bundled headsets, and is based on the headset manufacturer's guidelines. Note that your headset comes already installed with a wipeable face pad.
- Wash your hands before using headsets and handling shared equipment. Use nitrile gloves while cleaning and dispose of gloves after each use. Between cleanings, either wash hands thoroughly or use hand sanitizer.
- Clean devices between each use with non-abrasive anti-bacterial wipes. Suggested cleaning products include Wexford Cleancide or Lysol wipes. When using these products, wet the surface until it is visibly wet. The surface should remain wet for 10 minutes. Let the equipment air dry, then wipe off the remaining cleaning solution with a dry microfiber cloth.
- Single-use face barriers can give a small layer of protection. We don't recommend them at this time, however, since they are thin and porous, and hard to line up comfortably each time. Instead, we recommend thoroughly cleaning the surfaces of the headset. For devices that do not have wipeable face pads available, use barrier masks while following the same cleaning guidelines noted above between use. Replace and discard barriers after each use.
- While cleaning the lens with cleaning agents is not recommended, we have found that wiping the lens with a gentle non-alcohol wipe - then immediately drying with a clean cloth or soft paper towel - works well.
- Starting from the center of the lens, gently wipe the lens in a circular motion moving outwards.
Note: Alcohol wipes should not be used on lenses as they can damage them. Alcohol wipes should only be used on other headset components. Use with caution.
Finally, the CDC guidance on common cleaning and disinfection states that the, "transmission of coronavirus occurs much more commonly through respiratory droplets than through objects and surfaces."