The Science Behind Coronavirus Disinfection: Fact vs. Fiction
In this 30-minute webinar, Tetra Tech’s emergency management experts focused on practical considerations when planning and conducting disinfection activities aimed at limiting the transmission of novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) in key environments. As this is an evolving response and recommendations may change over time, it is important to convey accurate information.
For organizations shifting to disinfection operations, our experts address COVID-19 pandemic topics, including if we need to ventilate, if we can we use foggers, and if heating is a good approach. Following this webinar, viewers will be better able to:
- Understand characteristics of the virus and how long SARS-CoV-2 can remain stable on different surfaces
- Distinguish between terms such as deep cleaning, sanitizing, disinfection, and decontamination
- Navigate the more than 400 registered disinfectants on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) list of disinfectants and the importance of contact time
- Explore disinfection plan principles and understand key differences between routine and case response disinfection
- Understand that operations should strategize with health and safety, quality assurance, and technical expertise and that a single-entry approach will not be enough to properly disinfect
Tetra Tech has a long history of providing emergency response services to the EPA and other clients pertaining to public health and man-made and natural disasters of all kinds, including pandemic influenza. We routinely provide planning, training, and exercise services to clients to improve their preparedness and response capabilities for high-consequence disease threats. We advise on how activities to assess, isolate, disinfect, and quarantine should occur.