CDC: Cleaning and Disinfection for Households

April 3, 2020

Interim Recommendations for U.S. Households with Suspected or Confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

AUTHORITY: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

DATE PRODUCED:  Last Revised March 26, 2020

TYPE: Guidance/Protocol


  • How do I protect myself if I am in close contact with someone who is sick while I clean?

SHORT DESCRIPTION: This guidance provides recommendations on the cleaning and disinfection of households where persons under investigation (PUI) or those with confirmed COVID-19 reside or may be in self- isolation. It is aimed at limiting the survival of the virus in the environments. These recommendations will be updated if additional information becomes available. These guidelines are focused on household settings and are meant for the general public.