New research is revealing more and more about the nature of COVID-19 and there are a couple of helpful pieces of information regarding good hygiene and cleanliness that can make a big difference for everyone. According to information from government scientists, we now know that COVID-19 can linger up to three hours in the air. Using a nebulizer device, scientists sprayed the virus into the air and found traces of the virus in the air up to three hours later. They also determined the length of time that COVID-19 can live on various surfaces. Research indicates that the virus can be detected on copper surfaces for up to 4 hours, on cardboard for 24 hours, and up three days on stainless steel or plastic surfaces. The good news here is that hygienic practices can make difference in helping limit the exposure to the virus. Be sure to clean surfaces regularly and wash your hands. Follow CDC and IDPH instructions on cleanliness for best practices.
Specialist on Infectious Diseases Patty Olinger will be our guest on the WKEI Morning Show at 8:20 Am with more on this researching regarding cleaning and disinfecting your home.