EPA Emphasizes Need for Continuing Cleaning and Disinfecting

June 2, 2020

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is reminding Americans to continue following proper cleaning and disinfecting protocols as the country begins to reopen following the COVID-19 pandemic.

The EPA has teamed with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to release updated guidance to help facilities and households properly clean and disinfect spaces. The agency also  has compiled a list of disinfectant products that can be used against coronavirus.

“As we reopen areas around the country, EPA encourages Americans to continue cleaning and disinfecting based on the guidelines we recently released in partnership with CDC,” said Andrew Wheeler, EPA administrator. “Proper cleaning followed by disinfection using products on EPA’s approved list continues to be an effective way to help reduce the spread of the disease.”