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Learning Curve for Cleaning Companies Responding to COVID-19

Learning Curve for Cleaning Companies Responding to COVID-19

Learning Curve for Cleaning Companies Responding to COVID-19

Experts in communicable disease at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention caution that they, as well as the professional cleaning industry relying upon their recommendations, are learning day-to-day about the novel coronavirus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Scientists leverage their knowledge about how similar coronaviruses like those causing SARS and MERS act and transmit disease as a tentative foundation but acknowledge that this novel coronavirus may present in different ways.

Person-to-Person Spread of COVID-19 

Current insight into how the novel coronavirus spreads suggests that respiratory droplets transmit the disease among close contacts. The transmission distance is thought to be six feet or less. Information compiled to date posits that the most common method of transmission is through the airborne droplets. Personal spacing of six feet or more between individuals is an ongoing recommendation, subject to update as the CDC acquires and reviews more empirical evidence.

Contaminated Surfaces and COVID-19 Transmission

The CDC is still evaluating the efficacy of transmission of the novel coronavirus droplets deposited on surfaces. Although person-to-person transmission appears to be the most efficient way the virus moves through the populations, evidence possessed by the CDC appears to indicate that novel coronavirus on appearing on a wide range of surfaces might have a viability of hours to days.

Current CDC Best Practices for Managing COVID-19-Contaminated Surfaces and Contents  

Cleaning of surfaces visibly soiled, followed by appropriate disinfection, is the approach recommended by the CDC. Cleaning and disinfection are believed to be the measures most likely to prevent the spread of viral respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19, in household, community, and commercial settings.

Why Cleaning and Disinfection?

Cleaning includes the actions by which dirt, grime, and other impurities are removed from surfaces. Impurities can include pathogens, physically removed from surfaces, but not killed, through agitation, wiping, rinsing, or other strategies.

Disinfecting involves the use of EPA-registered chemicals to kill pathogens on surfaces or other materials.

Disinfection by itself does not clean or clear away soiling or even remove the concerning microorganisms. The combination of cleaning and disinfecting clears the surface of dirt and germs and kills any residual pathogens, reducing exposure of individuals to the risk of spreading infection.

CDC Expectations Regarding EPA-Registered Disinfectants 

The CDC expects products with EPA-approved viral pathogen claims to demonstrate effective results against the novel coronavirus, causing COVID-19. Selecting products appropriate for either hard surfaces or porous materials on this list is the current recommendation.

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