Latest Product Updates for Novel Coronavirus
We are all hearing more and more about the emerging threat of the 2019 Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) in the US.
According to the CDC the virus is typically spread from person-to-person. However it is also spread from touching a surface contaminated with the virus.
In summary, the basic health safety rules apply here. Wash hands often and avoid touching your face. Disinfect frequently touched surfaces (FTOs) with the appropriate disinfectant. Be sure to follow instructions on the label, specifically dwell time which is often overlooked. FTO's include but are not limited to door handles, elevator buttons, phones, counter tops, drinking fountains, light switches, etc. You can obtain additional CDC information on the topic including symptoms and emerging data here: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/about/index.html
Together with our suppliers we offer a diverse number of EPA-registered products with Coronavirus claims, all of which are listed below. We are getting daily updates from all of our suppliers and consolidating the information for your reference here.
As of February 27th, our suppliers have received updated guidance from the EPA regarding claims against emerging pathogens. The EPA recognizes the new, coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), Wuhan strain as an emerging viral pathogen, which has triggered their emerging viral pathogen guidance. EPA products previously approved with the emerging viral pathogen claim can now proactively claim efficacy against the new, novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) when used according to label directions with the longest viral kill time.
See the evolving list here and we will update as we receive further information:
Recommended Diversey products (PLEASE NOTE: the stated contact time here may not be the longest viral kill time, follow label instructions for the longest viral kill time.)
Nichols Brand Disinfectants:
PURELL® Surface Disinfectants Sprays are effective against the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) when used in accordance with the directions for use and a 1-minute contact time on hard, nonporous surfaces. (updated 1/29/2020)
S.C. Johnson Professional
SKU # Product Name EPA Reg. Label Directions against the stated virus (contact time)
689945 TruShot Disinfectant Cleaner - Restroom Cleaner and Disinfectant 6836-348-89900 Norovirus (5 minutes)
689950 TruShot Disinfectant Cleaner - For Hospitals 6836-348-89900 Norovirus (5 minutes)
680068 Quaternary Disinfectant Cleaner 6836-78-89900 Norovirus (10 minutes)