Coronavirus Surface Survival Times

Coronavirus Surface Survival Times

A healthy person can catch Coronavirus if one touches a surface or object that has the virus on it and then you touch your eyes, nose or mouth.

Examples of Coronavirus survival times: 

Metal
Doorknobs, jewelry, silverware, appliances, etc.
5 days

Wood
Furniture, household objects, kitchen tools, etc.
4 days

Plastics
Product packaging such as milk containers, detergent bottles, soda bottles, backpacks, elevator buttons, etc.
2 - 3 days

Stainless steel
Refrigerators, pots, pans, sinks, water bottles, tools, etc.
2 - 3 days

Cardboard
shipping boxes
24 hours

Copper
Pennies, kettles, cookware, etc.
4 hours

Aluminum
Soda cans, tinfoil, water bottles, kitchenware, etc.
2 - 8 hours

Glass
Drinking glasses, measuring cups, mirrors, windows, etc.
As long as 5 days

Ceramics
Dishes, pottery, coffee mugs, household knickknacks, etc.
5 days


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