Bennett: At the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) activated the Emerging Viral Pathogens Guidance. Under this Guidance, companies provided the Agency with existing data to show that their products were effective against a harder-to-kill virus. This helped the EPA identify disinfectant products that could be used against SARS-CoV-2, the strain of coronavirus that causes COVID-19. In a time of panic and uncertainty, Americans took comfort in the fact that the trusted and familiar products they’ve used to clean their homes, and that businesses use to clean workspaces, could protect them from this new public health threat. Read more