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The CDC is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in China and which has now been detected in almost 90 locations internationally, including in the United States. The virus has been named "SARS-CoV-2" and the disease it causes has been named "coronavirus disease 2019" (abbreviated "COVID-19").

Sunbelt Laboratories has a number of disinfectants that, based on the EPA Emerging Viral Pathogen Policy, can be used during the COVID-19 outbreak. These products have demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) on hard, nonporous surfaces. Therefore, these products can be used against 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) when used in accordance with the directions for use against the appropriate virus listed for each product in the following table. Refer to the CDC website https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/ for additional information.

The products listed below for use, in accordance with label directions. All products have a 10 minute kill claim unless otherwise noted.

DisinfectantEPA Reg No.Appropriate Virus DirectionsDilution RateContact Time
SL-6411839-95Norovirus (Norwalk Virus)2 oz/gal10 minutes
SL-6591839-86Adenovirus Type 53.5 oz/5 gal10 minutes
SL-3151839-168Human Coronavirus4 oz/gal10 minutes
SL-6511839-168Human Coronavirus4 oz/gal10 minutes
SL-6521839-168Human Coronavirus4 oz/gal10 minutes
Hospital De Dis706-111Poliovirus5 minutes
Germ Away706-65Adenovirus10 minutes
Quick Clean1839-220Human Coronavirus10 minutes

World Health Organization (WHO) studies have shown that SARS-CoV-2 may last for a few hours or several days on surfaces, depending on the kind of surface, temperature, and humidity. Under the conditions in at least 1 experiment, the virus remained active on plastic and stainless steel for 2–3 days.

Frequently Asked Questions:
  1. How do I use disinfectants against coronavirus?

    The CDC recommends pre-cleaning surfaces before using a disinfectant. All disinfectant label instructions should be followed carefully, especially with regard to: Contact Time, or amount of time that the surface must stay wet to ensure that germs are killed, Concentration, as some products may need to be diluted before use, Application method, including whether to use a sponge, paper towel, microfiber cloth, etc. and Personal protective equipment and other safety considerations, Suitability for use on different Types of surfaces (see question #3 below).

  2. Can I use disinfectants in an electrostatic sprayer, fogger, or mister?

    In order for a disinfectant to be effective, it must be applied as a wet spray. Most disinfectants recommend a coarse wet spray. This can be achieved by use of a spray bottle, pump up sprayer, or an electrostatic sprayer. The key is that the particle size of the droplets must be greater than 80 microns, and most electrostatic sprayers are 80–150 microns. Check the specific disinfectant label for further instructions on use in these machines. Foggers and or misters create a thick fog or—in the case of thermal foggers—steam and use very little product. This is an insufficient delivery system for disinfectants.

  3. What surfaces should I disinfect?

    All reachable hard, non-porous surfaces should be disinfected, but high-touch surfaces should be paid special attention to. These include but are not limited to tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.