CBC Helps Keep U.S. Citizens Safe with COVID-19 Resources

The Center for Biocide Chemistries (CBC) is helping federal, state, and local health agencies – as well as the general public – to fight back against the spread of COVID-19. Declared by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a “ public health emergency of international concern,” CBC is playing an important role in this effort by providing a wide variety of information and resources to the public.

CBC-Logo_BiocidesCBC’s COVID-19 resources are abundant and include information and guidance from its members, other industry organizations, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the World Health Organization (WHO), and many other agencies and industry organizations. CBC is focused on providing reliable, up-to-date information ranging from facts and safety information to protocols and guidelines for reopening a variety of public and private spaces.

For example, as a public service, CBC has compiled a list of more than 1,000 ready-to-use, dilutable, and wipeable biocidal products that are approved by EPA as effective at killing viruses like COVID-19. Listing is voluntary and CBC staff verify that each antimicrobial product is in compliance with EPA’s “emerging viral pathogen” guidance. CBC is working with federal and state officials to disseminate the list and make it accessible to the public.

“The 2019 novel coronavirus is not your typical household cold, and members of the CBC are here to help,” said Komal K. Jain, Executive Director of CBC. “We know it is concerning that this virus is having widespread impact. Our members have spent decades conducting research to develop products that can be used safely and are effective in cases such as the Coronavirus outbreak. There are antimicrobial products in the market that have been tested against hundreds of pathogens in order to facilitate rapid identification of products that EPA presumes will be effective against novel pathogens in instances such as the current outbreak.

The CBC has worked to develop a variety of material that showcases the purpose, power, and intent of antimicrobials. Below please find links to all of CBC’s communications products along with a broad variety of government and industry resources for COVID-related information.

CBC Resources:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Resources:


Considerations for Restaurants and Bars
Guidance for Businesses and Employers
Interim Guidance for Restaurants and Bars
Guidance for Small Business Owners and Employers

Public/Private Spaces

Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Public Spaces, Workplaces, Businesses, Schools, and Homes
Guidance for Shared or Congregate Housing
Considerations for Events and Gatherings
Guidance for Public Health Professionals Managing People With COVID-19 in Home Care and Isolation Who Have Pets or Other Animals

Schools/Youth Sports/Childcare

Guidance for Administrators of US K-12 Schools and Child Care Programs
Guidance for Administrators of US Institutions of Higher Education
Considerations for Institutions of Higher Education
Suggestions for Youth and Summer Camps
Considerations for Youth Sports

Decision Trees

Youth Programs and Camps During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Schools During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Child Care Programs During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Workplaces During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Mass Transit During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Restaurants and Bars During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Resources:

COVID info portal
Emerging Viral Pathogens
Joint Guidance on Disinfecting
Pesticide Registration
EPA Research on COVID-19 in the Environment

Other Government Resources:

FEMA Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response
FEMA Rumor Control
NIH guidance
WHO guidance

Industry Resources:

American Health Care Association ‘Combatting Coronavirus in Long Term Care’ Guidelines
American Hotel & Lodging Association ‘Safe Stay’ Guidelines
Center for Biocide Chemistries (CBC) Resources Page
National Grocers Association ‘Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Independent Grocery’ Guidelines
National Restaurant Association ‘Reopening & Recovery’ Guidelines
United Fresh Product Association Industry Resource Page

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