Additional COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control Resources 5
- If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
- Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
- WHO– Interim guidance on home care related infection prevention and control (IPC) measures WHO has developed this rapid advice to meet the need for recommendations on safe home care for patients with suspected novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection who present with mild symptoms. 4 pages.
- Public Health in England– COVID-19: Cleaning in non-healthcare settings Accessible technical instructions on cleaning areas that someone with suspected COVID-19 infection was in. 1 page.
- CDC– How to Make Mild (0.05%) Chlorine Solution Flyer explaining how to prepare mild chlorine handwashing solution from strong chlorine solution in order to reduce COVID-19 transmission. 1 page.
- CDC– How to Make Strong (0.5%) Chlorine Solution from Liquid Bleach Flyer explaining how to make mild chlorine handwashing solution from liquid bleach in order to reduce coronavirus transmission. 1 page.
- CDC– How to Make Soapy Water Flyer explaining how to make soapy water for disinfection of surfaces, objects, and spills of bodily fluids in order to prevent coronavirus transmission. 1 page.
- WHO– How to Measure Chlorine Residual in Water Detailed technical guidance on using chlorine to disinfect water. 4 pages.
- CDC– Safely Putting on and Removing PPE A more detailed guide for the proper use of personal protective equipment. 3 pages.
- WHO– How to Put on and Take off Personal Protective Equipment A quick WHO guide for the proper use of personal protective equipment. 1 page.
For Local and Community Institutions
- UNICEF– COVID-19 WaSH and Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Measures in Households and Public spaces UNICEF guidance establishing priorities for intervention in IPC in household/public spaces, including minimum protections and key actions that should be applied in all countries. 8 pages.
- UNICEF– COVID-19 WaSH and Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Measures in Schools UNICEF guidance on protections and key actions that should be applied where schools are open in any capacity. 8 pages.
- WHO– Guide to Local Production: WHO-recommended Handrub Formulations Practical guidelines for the actual preparation of handrub formulations, as well as important safety and cost information and supplementary material relating to dispensers and distribution. 9 pages.
For WasH and Environmental Health Implementers
- WHO– TECHNICAL GUIDANCE – Water, sanitation, hygiene and waste management for the COVID-19 virus Detailed brief on WaSH best practices for preventing transmission of COVID-19. 6 pages.
For Healthcare Facilities
- UNICEF– COVID-19 WaSH and Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Measures in Healthcare Facilities UNICEF guidance establishing priorities for intervention in IPC in healthcare facilities, including minimum protections and key actions that should be applied in all countries. 8 pages.
- WHO– Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) This online course covers what facilities should be doing to prepare for the coronavirus, how to identify a case once it occurs, and how to properly implement IPC measures to ensure there is no further transmission in the healthcare facility. 1 hour.
- WHO– Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Technical Guidance: Infection Prevention and Control / WaSH This is a link to multiple resources and bits of guidance written with a focus on health care facilities, systems, and workers. It includes information regarding quarantine for suspected COVID-19 infection, management of deceased remains, and risk management for healthcare workers.
- CDC– Best Practices for Environmental Cleaning in Healthcare Facilities in Resource-Limited Settings. Report on best practices for cleaning healthcare facilities with limited resources, including extremely detailed guidance on supplies and procedures for cleaning different parts of the HCF. 91 pages.
- WHO– Safe Management of Wastes from Health-care Activities: A Summary Guide highlighting the key aspects of safe healthcare waste management, including practical advice on safe separation, transport, and disposal. 30 pages.