Kristine: The vet tech gave me a sheet. Even tho she said on the phone "humans cant get it" BUT on the sheet about giardia that was given with the meds says "Giardia can cause diarrhea in humans. Therefore, environmental disinfection is important." I didn't want to my pup reinfected again. So basically, I cleaned and disinfected the house that my pup has been to as much as I can with Lysol, Pine-sol and bleach. Instead of cleaning her poop accidents with the usual Nature's Miracle, I used the Lysol All Purpose cleaner. (Just make sure your carpet handle it) Vacuum the carpet every other day. Washed bedding, her bed and soft toys. Disinfect her plastic toys and rinsed it very well. Yes, I sound very paranoid about it, but again, I cannot risk having a reinfection in the house because I have 2 very young kids, and you know how they are and germs!
On the last day of Star's meds I gave her a good bath to wash off any cysts that she has on her fur.
Susan, IMO vets don't give you much on how to clean and prevent from giardia (or anything else) happening again and I have to do more research on my own. You have to ask the questions, or they may just say "here are the meds and give it for 5 days once a day" Mine didnt even tell me the pick up the poop ASAP and it's not even mentioned on the sheet that they gave me either! Lucky, I picked up poop right after she finishes anyway.