COVID-19 Guidance for High Level Disinfection of Flexible Endoscopes
Cantel continues to monitor updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) on Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which causes the disease now called Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Due to the novel nature of the virus, no official methods exist to test the efficacy of a disinfectant against the SARS-CoV-2 pathogen, as these procedures take a significant amount of time to develop, validate, and standardize. In the meantime, disinfectant manufacturers, care givers, environmental health and safety workers, and patients must rely on updates from groups like the CDC and WHO to ensure they are executing the most relevant procedures to protect against the spread of this highly infectious agent.
In the absence of a validated test, Cantel has taken steps to understand SARS-CoV-2 and the efficacy of our high-level disinfectants (HLDs) and sterilants against it. Read more here