Depending on the type of surface, COVID-19 may be viable for hours or potentially days. A summary of the findings are included in Table 2.1.1
Table 2.1 Viability of COVID-19 on various surfaces.
These findings are important, as contamination of surfaces with droplets of the COVID-19 virus is possible and can persist. Coming into contact with contaminated surfaces and subsequently transferring the virus to mucous membranes may transmit the virus and infection.
It is important to limit the spread and transmission of the virus by: