The National Waste & Recycling Association’s (NWRA) Healthcare Waste Institute (HWI) published its latest document, COVID-2019 FAQs, to address safe handling of waste during this COVID-19 outbreak.
The document aims to provide answers and guidance to commonly asked questions from NWRA member companies that do not routinely collect or process regulated medical waste. Notably, waste from homes where a patient has tested positive for COVID-19 can be managed as they would for the flu. No special precautions are necessary.
“It is important that everyone has the facts about COVID-19. As the outbreak spreads, it is important everyone understands how to safely handle waste. I applaud our Healthcare Waste Institute for preparing this timely FAQ document,” said NWRA President and CEO Darrell Smith in a statement.