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Press Releases Related to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Read press releases and announcements from EPA related to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Press releases are shown below in order from most recent to oldest.

January 2021

1/19/2021: EPA Approves Emergency Exemption for Antiviral Air Treatment

October 2020

10/21/2020: EPA’s List of Approved SARS-CoV-2 Surface Disinfectant Products Passes 500

10/19/2020: Protecting Children During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

10/14/2020: EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler Announces Expedited Pathway for Companies to Claim “Long-Lasting” Efficacy for Antiviral Products

September 2020

9/9/2020: EPA Encourages Schools and Universities to Use EPA-Approved Products and Disinfectants to Keep Students Safe

August 2020

July 2020

7/30/2020: EPA approves 13 products from List N as effective against SARS-CoV-2

7/23/2020: EPA Provides Consumers Additional Options for COVID-19 Disinfectants

7/7/2020: Trump EPA Research Studying the Effectiveness of Longer-Lasting Disinfectants

7/7/2020: EPA takes action to help Americans disinfect indoor spaces efficiently and effectively

7/6/2020: EPA approves first surface disinfectant products tested on the SARS-CoV-2 virus

June 2020

6/11/2020: EPA Orders Amazon and eBay to Stop Sale of Certain Pesticide Products

May 2020

5/28/2020: EPA Emphasizes the Need to Continue Cleaning and Disinfection Practices

5/13/2020: EPA Office of Air and Radiation Transfers Excess PPE for Use Fighting COVID-19

5/12/2020: EPA Stresses the Importance of Recycling and Proper Disposal of Personal Protective Equipment

5/12/2020: EPA Makes it Easier for Consumers to Find Safe, Effective Disinfectant Products to Use Against the Novel Coronavirus

April 2020

4/30/2020: EPA Provides Grant Funding to Support Environmental Justice Communities Impacted by COVID-19

4/29/2020: EPA, CDC Release Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Spaces Where Americans Live, Work, and Play

4/23/2020: EPA provides critical information to the American public about safe disinfectant use

4/23/2020: EPA and CBP Act to Protect the Public from Unregistered “Virus Shut Out” Product Imported into California

4/23/2020: EPA calls on eight technology companies to address fraudulent COVID-19 disinfectants

4/20/2020: EPA Expands Research on COVID-19 in the Environment

4/17/2020: EPA Region 7 Transfers Personal Protective (PPE) Equipment to FEMA

4/17/2020: EPA’s Mountains and Plains Region transfers N-95 masks to Federal Emergency Management Agency

4/17/2020: EPA Announces Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for State, Local, and Tribal Governments

4/14/2020: EPA Continues Efforts to Increase the Availability of Disinfectant Products for Use Against the Novel Coronavirus

4/10/2020: EPA Takes Action to Guide Health and Safety Decisions at Cleanup Sites During the COVID-19 Pandemic

4/9/2020: EPA's New England Region Transfers Personal Protective Equipment to Federal Emergency Management Agency

4/7/2020: EPA’s Pacific Southwest Region Transfers N-95 Masks to California Office of Emergency Services

4/6/2020: EPA to Donate Personal Protective Equipment to State and Local Responders Fighting COVID-19 Across the Country

4/3/2020: EPA Region 5 to Donate Excess PPE for Use Fighting COVID-19

4/3/2020: Administrator Wheeler Talks with Retailers and Third-Party Marketplace Platforms to Discuss Steps to Protect American Consumers from Fraudulent Coronavirus Disinfectant Claims

4/2/2020: EPA Continues to Add New Surface Disinfectant Products to List N in Effort to Combat COVID-19

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March 2020

3/31/2020: EPA Takes Action to Assure Availability of Disinfectant Products for Use Against the Novel Coronavirus

3/30/2020: EPA Encourages Americans to Only Flush Toilet Paper

3/27/2020: EPA Urges States to Support Drinking Water and Wastewater Operations during COVID-19

3/27/2020: EPA Announces Steps to Protect the Availability of Gasoline during COVID-19 Pandemic

3/26/2020: EPA Announces Enforcement Discretion Policy for COVID-19 Pandemic

3/26/2020: EPA Continues Efforts to Help Increase the Availability of Disinfectant Products for Use Against the Novel Coronavirus

3/25/2020: U.S. EPA Acts to Protect the Public from Unregistered “Virus Shut Out” Product Imported into Honolulu and Guam

3/20/2020: Administrator Wheeler Meets with Disinfectant Manufacturers Highlighting Agency Work to Fight Coronavirus

3/20/2020: Message to Tribal Leaders and Tribal Environmental Director's regarding COVID-19

3/13/2020: EPA Expands COVID-19 Disinfectant List

3/11/2020: Statement from EPA Administrator Wheeler on President Trump’s Coronavirus Address (En español)

3/9/2020: EPA Expediting Emerging Viral Pathogens Claim Submissions

3/5/2020: EPA Releases List of Disinfectants to Use Against COVID-19 (En español)

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January 2020

1/29/2020: Coronavirus Cases Trigger EPA Rapid Response (Announcement)

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