How Long Does the Coronavirus Live on Surfaces?

How Long Does the Coronavirus Live on Surfaces?

The COVID-19 virus is spread from person to person. This happens when a person that has the virus sneezes, coughs or speaks to another person. The infected person releases droplets containing the virus in the air and the uninfected breaths those droplets in. You can also pick up the virus as hitchhikers after touching an infected surface and then touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.

We know that the coronavirus lives for long periods of time on various types of surfaces as well. Sometimes even for days. Spending a little time thinking about how you are going to approach your day and minimize your contact with surfaces can help to keep you and your family germ-free.

The following is a good rule of thumb when looking at various types of surfaces and how long Coronavirus can survive on them.

Different Surfaces:

  • Aluminum cans 2 to 8 days

  • Ceramics 5 days

  • Cardboard 24 hours

  • Glass 5 days

  • Paper 5 days.

  • Plastics 2 to 3 days

  • Stainless steel 2 to 3 days

  • Wood Furniture 4 days

Specific things you can do to lower your risk of spreading or catching coronavirus. Disinfecting the surfaces, you meet daily works.

Things to include:

  • Bathroom surfaces and fixtures

  • Countertops and tables

  • Door handles and knobs

  • Phones

  • Mice and Keyboards

  • Remote Controls

Coronavirus has proven itself to be strong and adaptable. We should do everything we can do to avoid touching public surfaces.  We spent a great deal of time designing the CuRVE Striker No Touch Tool to help curb the spread of all viruses.  It is made from an EPA Registered copper alloy that kills viruses.  Check it out here.

Stay Germ-Free!