Clorox steps up production at metro factory to meet demand over coronavirus

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. — The demand for disinfectants due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the coronavirus, has sparked an uptick in production for the Clorox plant in Clayton County.

The company says the new demand for its products has employees working around the clock to keep up.

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“This is a fast-moving situation, which we're continuing to actively monitor. Our employees here and around the world take a lot of pride in making products that can make a difference in people’s lives,” the company said in a statement.

The coronavirus spreads through direct contact, including person-to-person and person-to-surface-to person, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

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By using disinfectants on surfaces, the spread of the virus may be slowed.

The Center for Biocide Chemistries has created a list of more than 100 ready-to-use, dilutable and wipeable biocidal products that the EPA has approved as effective at killing viruses like the coronavirus.

Here is the full list of products.