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What is coronavirus (COVID-19)? 

In late 2019, public health officials identified a novel coronavirus not previously seen. Human coronaviruses are common throughout the world and commonly cause mild to moderate illness.  

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the outbreak a public health emergency of international concern. We recommend continuing to refer to the WHO or your local public health agency for up-to-date information. 

Learn more about coronaviruses, how they spread and common symptoms.



Learn from Our Experts

Webinar: Public Health Matters: Understanding Coronavirus (COVID-19)  with Ecolab Experts

Ecolab experts discuss COVID-19 and how healthcare, long term care, hospitality, restaurants and food and beverage processing businesses can take action to help protect employees and customers. This hour-long webinar includes :30 min of Q&A with Ecolab experts on business-specific actions.  



How can my business combat COVID-19? 

 Work with your Ecolab team to determine which disinfectant products, training and compliance education opportunities exist for your business.

Contact Ecolab to learn more about our products and programs that can help you combat COVID-19.











What can I do to help combat COVID-19? 

Take Action: Focus on standard infection control practices, training and compliance.

Personal Hygiene

Good personal hygiene practices can help prevent the spread of infection.

  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water. When soap and water aren't available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Minimize close contact with people who have symptoms of respiratory illness.
  • Ensure proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE).


Environmental Hygiene

The good news is that disinfectants can be used to effectively kill coronaviruses on surfaces. 

  • Clean and disinfect surfaces and high-touch objects with approved disinfectants.


Coronavirus: Reducing the risk of infections

Use this video to help educate your employees on ways to help combat the spread of coronavirus. 


Good Hand Hygiene

Good hand hygiene is critical to stemming the spread of bacterial and viral infections. Frequently washing your hands and using proper protocols is something we can all do to help protect public health.