Environmental Cleaning

Cleaning and disinfection of the physical environment in hospitals and health care settings is important. This reduces the numbers of microorganisms that may potentially be transmitted to other individuals. Environmental cleaning is typically performed by cleaning or housekeeping services in a facility. We provide guidance, support, and resources to help you follow best practices for environmental cleaning.

Best Practices for Environmental Cleaning for Prevention and Control of Infections in All Health Care Settings, 3rd Edition

This best practice document deals with cleaning and disinfection of the physical environment in health care as they relate to the prevention and control of infections. It is targeted to those who have a role in the management of cleaning/housekeeping services for the health care setting.

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PHO Grand Rounds: The 2020-21 Influenza Season - Hope for the best, plan for the worst (Repeat presentation)

Very little influenza circulated in the Southern Hemisphere during the 2020 respiratory virus season, potentially due to measures to control COVID-19. It is possible that little influenza will circulate in the Northern Hemisphere as well, however it is important to plan for possible co-circulation of COVID-19, influenza and other respiratory viruses. 

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Updated 22 Oct 2019