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Cleaning and Disinfecting in the COVID-19 Era

As schools and campuses continue to return to in-person instruction during the pandemic, questions about the health hazards of cleaning and disinfecting products and protocols continue to arise.
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Published: 12/08/2020

Our Cleaning and Disinfecting in the COVID-19 Era fact sheet provides information on the effectiveness and appropriateness of various cleaning and disinfecting strategies, how to recognize products that are hazardous to health, and how to assess when particular products or usages are inappropriate for schools.

CLEANING AND DISINFECTING IN THE COVID-19 ERA FACT SHEET

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