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Environmental Cleaning

Welcome to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) Program environmental cleaning in healthcare facilities web page. The purpose of this page is to answer questions and provide information on maintaining a clean and sanitary environment in healthcare facilities for patients, visitors and staff. Reducing bioburden in the environment decreases potential for transmission of harmful organisms such as yeast, bacteria, and virus.  Because in that section we not only talking about c. diff also norovirus​. Information is presented as frequently asked questions (FAQ) with references and links to additional information.

Additional content will be added in the coming months. For questions, suggestions, or more information, please email HAIProgram@cdph.ca.gov. ​

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