According to a recent study by the New England Journal of Medicine (April 2020), the decay rate of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, was tested on multiple surfaces. The research indicated that it only remained on copper for four hours, but that it remained on various other surfaces for days at a time.
Many germs we can live with, but there are many more that can make us sick. We want to spend a little time talking about where germs live. When we think of germs and where they hide there are a few places that pop right up. Toilets, door handles, and light switches are obvious to most people. Viruses are one of the most common ways we humans pick up and pass along an illness.