Clorox Disinfecting Wipes and Wet Mopping Cloths Receive Approval for SARS-Cov-2 Virus Kill Claims with a 30 second surface contact time

August 20, 2020

Clorox Disinfecting Wipes and Wet Mopping Cloths Receive Approval for SARS-Cov-2 Virus Kill Claims with a 30 second surface contact time

Environmental Protection Agency Approval of Claims Follows Laboratory Testing for Efficacy

OAKLAND, Calif., August 20, 2020 – The Clorox Company announced today all Clorox and Clorox Scentiva branded Disinfecting Wipes and Disinfecting Wet Mopping Cloths received approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for kill claims against SARS-Cov-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, on hard non-porous surfaces. Clorox Scentiva branded Disinfecting Wet Mopping Cloths are the first floor mopping clothes in the category to kill SARS-Cov-2. The new claims come after third-party laboratory testing proved the disinfectants’ efficacy against the virus with a 30 second contact time on hard non-porous surfaces.

“Clorox is a health and wellness company and we know how important it is for people to have the peace of mind the disinfectants they are using are effective against the virus that causes COVID-19,” said Chris Hyder, Vice President and General Manager, The Clorox Company. “We began testing our most popular and widely distributed products on the SARS-CoV-2 virus and we will continue testing other products on the virus, so we can offer consumers a wide range of products that are proven effective in fighting the spread of COVID-19. In the meantime, it’s important people know they can continue to confidently use any disinfectants that meet the criteria for use in fighting the spread of COVID-19 under the EPA Emerging Viral Pathogen Policy.”

The following Clorox disinfectants have been approved by EPA for efficacy against SARS-CoV-2 with a 30-second contact time:

  • Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes (all scents)
  • Clorox® Disinfecting Wet Mopping Cloths (all scents)
  • Clorox® Scentiva® Disinfecting Wipes (all scents)
  • Clorox® Scentiva® Disinfecting Wet Mopping Cloths (all scents)
  • Clorox Commercial Solutions® Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes (all scents)

Clorox offers a number of disinfecting products considered effective against SARS-Cov-2 under the EPA’s Emerging Viral Pathogens Policy and can continue to be used to help fight the spread of COVID-19 safely and effectively. For a full list of these products, usage instructions and more information about disinfecting and COVID-19, visit and

The Clorox Company

The Clorox Company (NYSE: CLX) is a leading multinational manufacturer and marketer of consumer and professional products with about 8,800 employees worldwide and fiscal year 2020 sales of $6.7 billion. Clorox markets some of the most trusted and recognized consumer brand names, including its namesake bleach and cleaning products; Pine-Sol® cleaners; Liquid-Plumr® clog removers; Poett® home care products; Fresh Step® cat litter; Glad® bags and wraps; Kingsford® charcoal; Hidden Valley® dressings and sauces; Brita® water-filtration products; Burt's Bees ® natural personal care products; and RenewLife®, Rainbow Light®, Natural Vitality Calm™, NeoCell® and Stop Aging Now® vitamins, minerals and supplements. The company also markets industry-leading products and technologies for professional customers, including those sold under the CloroxPro™ and Clorox Healthcare ® brand names. More than 80% of the company’s sales are generated from brands that hold the No. 1 or No. 2 market share positions in their categories.

Clorox is a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy Global Commitment. The company has been broadly recognized for its corporate responsibility efforts, named to the 2020 Axios Harris Poll 100 reputation rankings, Barron’s 2020 100 Most Sustainable Companies list, and the Human Rights Campaign’s 2020 Corporate Equality Index, among others. In support of its communities, The Clorox Company and its foundations contributed more than $25 million in combined cash grants, product donations and cause marketing in fiscal year 2020. For more information, visit, including the Good Growth blog, and follow the company on Twitter at @CloroxCo.