This document provides guidance to people with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 who
are able to receive care at home, and to their household members and/or caregivers,
regarding the cleaning of residences and disposal of waste.*
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released general guidance on
their website, Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), which should be reviewed closely and checked regularly. Additionally,
the CDPH webpage, Coronavirus Disease 2019, provides general information on how to
limit the spread of COVID-19:
• Washing hands with soap and water.
• Avoiding touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
• Avoiding close contact with people who are sick.
• If you become sick with respiratory symptoms like fever and cough, stay away from
work, school or other people.
These are all ways to reduce the risk of infection with a number of different viruses.
CDC has released Interim Guidance for Preventing the Spread of Coronavirus Disease2019 (COVID-19) in Homes and Residential Communities.
That document provides detailed guidance, but these are the key current recommendations
of the CDC and CDPH regarding cleaning and waste disposal:
Individuals may also consult with their local health department or healthcare provider for any
COVID-19 related issues.