CBC Helps Keep U.S. Citizens Safe with COVID-19 Resources
The Center for Biocide Chemistries (CBC) is helping federal, state, and local health agencies – as well as the general public – to fight back against the spread of COVID-19. Declared by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a “public health emergency of international concern,” CBC is playing an important role in this effort by providing a wide variety of information and resources to the public.
CBC’s COVID-19 resources are abundant and include information and guidance from its members, other industry organizations, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the World Health Organization (WHO), and many other agencies and industry organizations. CBC is focused on providing reliable, up-to-date information ranging from facts and safety information to protocols and guidelines for reopening a variety of public and private spaces.
For example, as a public service, CBC has compiled a list of more than 1,000 ready-to-use, dilutable, and wipeable biocidal products that are approved by EPA as effective at killing viruses like COVID-19. Listing is voluntary and CBC staff verify that each antimicrobial product is in compliance with EPA’s “emerging viral pathogen” guidance. CBC is working with federal and state officials to disseminate the list and make it accessible to the public.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Resources:
Guidance for Small Business Owners and Employers
Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Public Spaces, Workplaces, Businesses, Schools, and Homes
Guidance for Shared or Congregate Housing
Considerations for Events and Gatherings
Guidance for Administrators of US K-12 Schools and Child Care Programs
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Resources:
COVID info portal
Emerging Viral Pathogens
Joint Guidance on Disinfecting
EPA Research on COVID-19 in the Environment
Other Government Resources:
FEMA Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response
FEMA Rumor Control
American Health Care Association ‘Combatting Coronavirus in Long Term Care’ Guidelines
American Hotel & Lodging Association ‘Safe Stay’ Guidelines
Center for Biocide Chemistries (CBC) Resources Page
National Grocers Association ‘Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Independent Grocery’ Guidelines
National Restaurant Association ‘Reopening & Recovery’ Guidelines
United Fresh Product Association Industry Resource Page