Cleaning and disinfecting guidance for a COVID-19 confirmed case at a manufacturing/distribution site

 

Edited by:
Lawrence J. Fennelly, CPOI, CSSI
Marianna Perry, M.S., CPP, CPOI

Purpose
This document provides guidance for cleaning and disinfection of the equipment, production and warehouse building as well as non-production facilities after a confirmed case for an employee. The purpose is to ensure the non-affected personnel are protected from cross-contamination.
This document needs to be adapted by the local crisis committee according to the type of factory/distribution center affected and the instructions provided by the local authorities. If the requirements from local authorities are different from this guidance – the one from local authorities must be always followed.

What to do when a person is found positive
The person found positive as well as all suspected cases and close contacts should not enter the premises and should follow the guidance from the local authorities for quarantine. Stop the affected production line as well as all activities in the affected area (e.g. warehouse). Perform risk assessment for extension beyond affected area based on people and air flow in the premises. Prepare for cleaning of the affected area. Clean and disinfect following the guidance below. If required by the local authorities, leave the location undisturbed pre and/or post cleaning for a limited period of time. Restart operations with non-affected personnel.

What to do with finished products
Products are safe for consumption. There is no risk of contamination with Coronavirus through packed food as the virus cannot survive food processing and storage. All finished products in final customer packaging should be transferred to finished goods warehouse in restricted status and follow the regular procedure for product release.

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More reading: Communicable Diseases Policy

 

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