COVID-19 Resources Especially for Environmental Services

As an Envi­ron­men­tal Ser­vices Pro­fes­sion­al, you are the front line in Infec­tion Pre­ven­tion in hos­pi­tal envi­ron­ments. You know how to pre­pare for and man­age virus­es in your facil­i­ty. Late­ly, you’ve like­ly been in extend­ed meet­ings about COVID-19, and have even donned PPE your­self to take on the extra bur­den of dis­in­fect­ing affect­ed envi­ron­ments in your facil­i­ties.

To assist you in nav­i­gat­ing the mounds of infor­ma­tion cur­rent­ly online, here are quick links to fac­tu­al resources we’ve found that are espe­cial­ly direct­ed to Hos­pi­tal Envi­ron­men­tal Ser­vices:

Disinfecting

Envi­ron­men­tal Clean­ing and Dis­in­fec­tion Rec­om­men­da­tions:
Inter­im Rec­om­men­da­tions for Suspected/Confirmed Coro­n­avirus Dis­ease 2019
Source: Cen­ters for Dis­ease Con­trol and Pre­ven­tion
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/organizations/cleaning-disinfection.html

Health­care Infec­tion Pre­ven­tion and Con­trol FAQs for COVID-19
Source: Cen­ters for Dis­ease Con­trol  and Pre­ven­tion
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/infection-control/infection-prevention-control-faq.html

Envi­ron­men­tal Infec­tion Con­trol Guide­lines
Source: Cen­ters for Dis­ease Con­trol and Pre­ven­tion
https://www.cdc.gov/infectioncontrol/guidelines/environmental/index.html

Disinfectants

Using Dis­in­fec­tants to Con­trol the COVID-19 Virus
Source: Nation­al Pes­ti­cide Infor­ma­tion Cen­ter and Pre­ven­tion
http://npic.orst.edu/ingred/ptype/amicrob/covid19.html

List N: Dis­in­fec­tants for Use Against SARS-CoV­‑2 (The cause of Covid-19)
Source: Envi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Agency
https://www.epa.gov/pesticide-registration/list-n-disinfectants-use-against-sars-cov‑2

Personal Protective Equipment

Sequence for Don­ning and Doff­ing Per­son­al Pro­tec­tive Equip­ment
Source: Cen­ters for Dis­ease Con­trol and Pre­ven­tion
https://www.cdc.gov/hai/pdfs/ppe/ppe-sequence.pdf

Health­care Sup­ply of Per­son­al Pro­tec­tive Equip­ment
Source: Cen­ters for Dis­ease Con­trol and Pre­ven­tion
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/healthcare-supply-ppe-index.html