Are we to avoid the use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers and disinfectants for Pesach under the current COVID-19 climate, with the assumption that some of these products may be grain-based in origin?


One must ensure soaps or hand sanitizers don’t contain alcohol. All sanitizers not containing alcohol may be used on Pesach.

Even if it does contain alcohol if its not denatured ethyl alcohol or if its made in North America it may be used on Pesach.

However, if nothing else is available, one may be lenient regardless due to the current circumstances and be careful to rinse their hands with cold water before touching food.