Pesticide related guidance on COVID 19 3.26.20

Sun’s out here and I am getting better at working from home.  I hope the flurry of emails is helpful!


Today’s first email is from DEC via the NYS Turf Association:


Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pesticide Information: Pesticide products used to disinfect surfaces or objects must first be registered by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and then by DEC. EPA has activated its Emerging Viral Pathogens Guidance for Antimicrobial Products in order to enable the use of certain EPA-registered disinfectant products against COVID-19. EPA identified products which can be used against the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. EPA strongly recommends following the virucidal use directions with the longest contact time on the product label.


DEC has created a list of products registered in New York State that correspond to the list of products identified by the EPA. The list can be downloaded below:


DEC List of Products to Disinfect COVID-19 (Updated March 24, 2020)(PDF)


Note: This list is subject to change. DEC recommends users check back regularly for an updated list.


DEC reminds users to strictly follow the label directions for disinfecting surfaces for viruses, including adherence to contact times and appropriate personal protective equipment (if applicable) as listed on each product label.


Have a great day!