Ebola Virus – Non-healthcare Workers


Non-healthcare Workers

Airline and other workers may be at risk if they are exposed to infected people who have the signs and symptoms of Ebola. Workers are also at risk if they are directly exposed to the blood or other body fluids of a patient with Ebola or to objects such as needles  that have been contaminated with infected body fluids.

The CDC has developed guidance for workers in non-healthcare workplace settings including:

  • Airline workers
  • Humanitarian aid workers
  • Laboratory workers
  • Funeral and mortuary workers
  • College and university workers

For current information about Ebola, visit the CDC Ebola webpage.

Cleaning and Disinfection in Non-healthcare Settings

OSHA Fact Sheet: Cleaning and Decontamination of Ebola on Surfaces: Guidance for Workers and Employers in Non-Healthcare/Non-Laboratory Settingspdf iconexternal icon

Airline Workers

Interim Guidance about Ebola Virus Infection for Airline Flight Crews, Cleaning Personnel, and Cargo Personnel

Guidance on Air Medical Transport for Patients with Ebola Virus Disease

Humanitarian Workers

Ebola Outbreak: Advice for Humanitarian Aid Organizations

Advice for Humanitarian Aid Workers Traveling to Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, or Sierra Leone during the Ebola Outbreak

Laboratory Workers

Laboratory Workers

Funeral and Mortuary Workers

Funeral and Mortuary Workers

College and University Resources

Advice for Colleges, Universities, and Students about Ebola in West Africa

Page last reviewed: October 30, 2014