The following hard-surface disinfectant products meet Health Canada’s requirements for emerging viral pathogens. These authorized disinfectants may be used against SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

Coronaviruses are enveloped viruses. This means they are one of the easiest viruses to kill with the appropriate disinfectant product when used according to the label directions.

How to find out which disinfectant meets Health Canada’s requirements for COVID-19

  1. Locate the Drug Identification Number (DIN) on the disinfectant product label
  2. Look for that number on the Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) list

Note: Health Canada will update this list regularly to include additional products, as new information becomes available.

For more information on Health Canada’s emerging viral pathogens approach for hard-surface disinfectant drugs, please contact the Natural and Non-prescription Health Products Directorate at

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