March 3, 2020
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CDC’s current recommendation regarding the Coronavirus & Hand Sanitizer

CDC’s current recommendation regarding the Coronavirus & Hand Sanitizer:

“The CDC’s current recommendation for prevention of the corona virusis to: ‘Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds,especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.’

 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention-treatment.html

 

There are many instances when using an alcohol sanitizer is not preferred at the end user level and a non alcohol sanitizer is a safer option. While the CDC’s current recommendation does not specifically call for non-alcohol sanitizers, during the H1N1 crisis, the CDC stated the following:

 

“*What if soap and water are not available and alcohol-based products are not allowed in my facility?

 

If soap and water are not available and alcohol-based products are not allowed, other hand sanitizers that do not contain alcohol may be useful.”

 

https://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/qa.htm#antibacterial

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