Procedures for Handling Bodies of Deceased Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19 Patients

Published : April 6, 2020

Follow standard infection prevention control practices at all times. These include:

  • Hand hygiene
  • Using personal protective equipment (PPE) (e.g., water-resistant apron, gloves, masks, eyewear)
  • Safe handling of sharps and infectious waste
  • Disinfecting bag or sheets housing the dead body, instruments, and devices used on the patient
  • Disinfecting linen and cleaning and disinfecting environmental surfaces
Resource Type: Guides
Resources Focus Area: COVID-19