Are there disinfectants available that can inactivate (kill) COVID-19?

Right now, there are no disinfectant products registered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for use on environmental surfaces that are specifically listed as having the ability to kill COVID-19.  However, related viruses that have similar physical and biochemical properties can be killed with bleach, ammonia or alcohol, or cleaning agents containing any of these disinfectants. Cleaning agents should be used according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

For disinfection, a list of products with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-approved emerging viral pathogens claims, maintained by the American Chemistry Council Center for Biocide Chemistries (CBC), is available at Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Fighting Products. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for all cleaning and disinfection products.

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1. What is the status of the COVID-19 outbreak? Am I at risk?
2. What are the symptoms and signs of COVID-19?
3. What is the Florida Department of Health doing to address COVID-19?
4. How many cases of COVID-19 have been reported to the Florida Department of Health?
5. How does the virus spread?
6. Should I be concerned about pets or other animals and COVID-19?
7. If I were exposed to COVID-19, how long would it take for me to become sick?
8. What should I do if I think I (or someone in my family) might have COVID-19?
9. What should I do if I had close contact with someone who has COVID-19?
10. How do you test a person for COVID-19?
11. What questions will a health care provider ask me when I call?
12. Is there a vaccine?
13. How long can COVID-19 survive in the environment?
14. Are there disinfectants available that can inactivate (kill) COVID-19?
15. What about products imported from areas of outbreak?
16. How do I determine to travel or not?
17. I have reviewed the CDC travel guidance and still do not believe it is safe to travel. Can I get a refund for any planned travel?
18. Where can I get more information about COVID-19?