CLR Sanitation Protocol (PDF)
(Adopted from Rapid Ohia Death Protocol)
As a precaution, please adopt the following decontamination protocols regardless of where you are surveying/gathering materials.
Decontaminate before and after you survey/collect samples.
Never go from a suspected affected site to another site without cleaning your shoes, tools, and vehicle (when possible).
Tools and shoes should be cleaned with 70% rubbing alcohol solution after removal of any surface debris. Correctly label a spray bottle with a Sharpie pen as “70% isopropyl alcohol - Flammable”. Fill the spray bottle with isopropyl alcohol. Always take this bottle with you in any field vehicle for use after all field activities. Store in vehicle in such a manner that it does not spill.
A freshly prepared 10% solution of chlorine bleach and water can be used as long as tools are oiled afterwards, as chlorine bleach will corrode metal tools.
Clothing should be machine washed with detergent in hot water.
Vehicles used in infected areas should be thoroughly cleaned; power washing is recommended.
Please be careful of the alcohol and bleach, and follow all label precautions to prevent damage to your eyes, skin, respiratory system, clothing, and equipment.