Whitehouse Centers for Disease Control and Prevention US Department of Homeland Security - Federal Emergency Management Agency

The belongings of someone who has died of suspected or confirmed COVID-19 outside their home (for example, in a hospital setting) may be returned to family members along with instructions for cleaning and disinfection. Depending on local rules and regulations, family members may retrieve these belongings at the funeral home or the healthcare facility.

Family members should use gloves and practice good hand hygiene when handling these items. Depending on the belongings received, family members should also follow the household item-specific cleaning and disinfection guidelines for personal items, such as electronics.

Last updated June 25, 2020
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