Because SARS-CoV-2 is a new virus that is not yet readily available for use in commercial laboratory testing, it is still unsure whether disinfectants work against it.
Nevertheless, laboratory tests prove that some active agents inactivate viruses that are genetically related and have physical properties similar to SARS-CoV-2. An analysis from the Journal of Hospital Infection affirms that 62-71% ethanol, 0.5% hydrogen peroxide, 0.1% sodium hypochlorite were effective when used against other human coronaviruses, including SARS and MERS, for at least 1 min. Therefore, it can be hypothesized that these disinfectants can work against SARS-CoV-2 as well. Moreover, based upon effectiveness on harder to kill viruses, the EPA has issued a list of disinfectants for use against SARS-CoV-2. This list includes widely used disinfectants such as products containing Hydrogen Peroxide, Ethanol, Isopropyl Alcohol (also, Isopropanol or rubbing alcohol), Sodium hypochlorite (commonly known as bleach) and Quaternary ammonium (also used in Clorox Disinfecting Wipes).