CDC provides disinfection guidance for re-opening non-healthcare facilities


Source: OEP Director Mary Jones

As the State of Louisiana begins to re-open, we would like to provide some helpful information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Disinfecting facilities is an eligible activity for facilities that are owned/operated by eligible Public Assistance applicants. The public entity would have to demonstrate that it has the legal responsibility and authority to disinfect the facilities in question. In the absence of legal responsibility, the work would not be eligible. The work should be consistent with current public health guidance as it relates to disinfection recommendations.

This guidance provides recommendations on the cleaning and disinfection of rooms or areas occupied by those with suspected or with confirmed COVID-19. It is aimed at limiting the survival of SARS-CoV-2 in key environments.

These guidelines are focused on community, non-healthcare facilities such as schools, institutions of higher education, offices, daycare centers, businesses, and community centers that do, and do not, house persons overnight. These guidelines are not meant for cleaning staff in healthcare facilities or repatriation sites, households, or for others for whom specific guidance already exists.

The following CDC guidance for disinfection is available online at: