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Coronavirus

I can’t tell if the product I’m interested in is on the list or not. Can you help me?

Disinfectant products may be marketed and sold under different brand and product names. To determine whether EPA expects a given product to kill SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, you need to determine whether its primary registration number is on this list.

  • First, find the registration number on the product label. Look for “EPA Reg. No.” followed by two or three sets of numbers.
  • If your product's registration number has two parts (ex. 1234-12), it has a primary registration number. If this number is on List N, the product is qualified for use against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19).
  • If your product's registration number has three parts (ex. 1234-12-123), you have a supplemental distributor product. These products have the same chemical composition and efficacy as primary products, but often have different brand or product names. If the first two parts of this registration number (ex. 1234-12-123) are on List N, the product is qualified for use against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). (The first two parts of this registration number reflect the primary registration, while the third identifies the distributor’s EPA company number.)
  • Regardless of whether you are using a primary registration product or a supplemental distributor product, always check that the product's label includes directions for use for the pathogen on List N. For example, if List N indicates that a product will kill SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) if you follow the directions for rotavirus, make sure the label contains directions for use against rotavirus.

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