Now Available: COVID-19 Cleaning and Disinfecting Webinar Recording & Handouts
On May 12, 2020 by Bobbie Guidry
As reported last week, HUD and the CDC delivered presentations on their interim guidance on facility cleaning and disinfecting for COVID-19. The recorded webinar and handouts, which are helpful to any housing setting and staff, is now available.
The guidelines, which focus on common areas in housing settings where the COVID‐19 disease may be present, can be accessed via one the links below:
To limit the spread of the virus, HUD and CDC recommends using these two strategies:
- Distancing - continuing to keep people six feet apart; utilize face coverings where appropriate; and encourage visitors in multifamily housing to wear masks.
- Disinfecting - not just cleaning (removing germs) but disinfecting (killing germs) using both efficient and effective disinfection protocols. Efficient disinfection means addressing frequently touched surfaces, like doorknobs and light switches, more often as opposed to disinfecting everything, including floors and walls, less frequently. Effective disinfection means following product labels for application times, dilution proportions, and handling safety.