Guidance for Disinfection of Lab Surfaces

Laboratory members are responsible for developing plans to promote good laboratory hygiene by regularly disinfecting common laboratory areas and touch points (e.g., doorknobs, sink handles, freezer doors, telephones) within the laboratory space.

SARS-CoV-2 should be inactivated with most common EPA-registered household disinfectants including solutions that contain:

  • 62 – 90% Ethanol or isopropanol (70% recommended)
  • 1-5% bleach in water solutions (made fresh daily)
  • >0.5% Hydrogen Peroxide.

If you wish to use other disinfectants, please select from this list:

https://www.epa.gov/pesticide-registration/list-n-disinfectants-use-against-sars-cov-2