Handles on popular household appliances like refrigerators, dishwashers, ovens, and microwaves are often overlooked, but they can be breeding grounds for germs and diseases like the coronavirus. Experts recommend cleaning them regularly, “especially since more family members are home all day instead of going to work or school and these surfaces are being touched more frequently,” Forte says. Follow the same cleaning protocol as you would for light switches and doorknobs, scrubbing the handles with disinfecting wipes or spray. But rest assured that unless someone inside your home is infected, you’re unlikely to get sick because you missed a handle or two. “People get COVID-19 from other people, first and foremost,” according to Joseph Vinetz, MD, an infectious disease specialist at Yale Medicine.