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COVID-19 Advisory: Visitor restrictions are in place for all Phoenix Children’s locations. Masks are required for all visitors and for patients ages 2+. For more information, visit our COVID-19 Resource Center.

We have implemented enhanced cleaning and disinfecting procedures in patient rooms, operating rooms, and in all common areas at Phoenix Children’s hospital and other sites of services.

Inpatient Rooms

In addition to our standard cleaning process – which includes changing linens, thoroughly cleaning rooms and fully disinfecting surfaces between patients – we use ultraviolet (UV-C) light disinfection. This method is even more powerful than standard cleaning solutions and is used to protect our most vulnerable patients.

Outpatient Spaces

We use thorough cleaning and disinfecting procedures with products and solutions that kill coronavirus as well as other bacteria and viruses. Clinic rooms are thoroughly sanitized after each patient visit.

Frequency of Cleaning

We have increased the frequency of cleaning in high-traffic, high-touch areas across our hospital and all other sites of service. This includes our screening stations, check-in areas, waiting rooms, restrooms, the Phoenix Children’s cafeteria and other common areas. These spaces are cleaned multiple times each day and during overnight hours.

For an extra measure of safety, we also use UV-C treatment in various spaces in our clinics and hospital.

Ultraviolet Light Disinfection

UV-C light kills viruses and bacteria by deconstructing their DNA. It reduces multi-drug resistant organisms that are difficult to eliminate through traditional cleaning methods. In addition to disinfecting open spaces, the light bounces and reflects into hard-to-reach areas such as open drawers and between cabinets and fixtures. This cleaning method is chemical-free and leaves behind no residue.

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