Prevention Tips

The World Health Organization offers more information and videos on their advice for the public page. Check out their website and other useful organizations in our resources section.

 

Healthy Hands

The No. 1 way to prevent spread of germs is proper handwashing. Review the following resources from the World Health Organization on practicing good hand hygiene. Also, check out the science behind why you should wash your hands from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

How To Handwash (PDF)How To Handrub (PDF)

Other tips:

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes by using a tissue or elbow.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects.
  • Get a flu shot – it’s not too late!

Registered Microbial Products for Use Against COVID-19

Registered Antimicrobial Products for Use against Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the Cause of COVID-19, from the Environmental Protection Agency

Inclusion on this list does not constitute an endorsement by EPA or the University of Illinois Springfield.

  • Clorox Healthcare® Bleach Germicidal Cleaner Spray
  • Clorox Multi Surface Cleaner + Bleach
  • Clorox Pet Solutions Advanced Formula Disinfecting Stain & Odor Remover
  • Clorox Disinfecting Bleach2
  • Clorox Performance Bleach1
  • Clorox Germicidal Bleach3
  • Clorox Clean Up Cleaner + Bleach
  • Clorox Disinfecting Bathroom Cleaner
  • Clorox Disinfecting Wipes
  • Clorox Toilet Bowl Cleaner with Bleach
  • Clorox Disinfecting Wipes
  • Clorox Toilet Bowl Cleaner with Bleach
  • Clorox Healthcare® Bleach Germicidal Wipes
  • STERILEX ULTRA STEP
  • STERLEX ULTRA DISINFECTANT CLEANER SOLUTION 1
  • LYSOL® DISINEFCTANT MAX COVER MIST
  • LYSOL BRAND POWER PLUS TOILET BOWL CLEANER
  • LYSOL BRAND CLING & FRESH CLEANER TOILET BOWL CLEANER
  • LYSOL BRAND LIME & RUST TOILET BOWL CLEANER
  • LYSOL BRAND BLEACH MOLD AND MILDEW REMOVER
  • LYSOL BRAND CLEAN & FRESH MULTI-SURFACE
  • PROFESSIONAL LYSOL® DISINFECTANT SPRAY
  • URTHPRO
  • PURELL
  • Professional Surface Disinfectant Wipes

 

For a complete list of products to use against the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, visit the EPA’s website.