2-8 HOURS – ALUMINUM: Soda Cans, Water Bottles, Tinfoil
4 HOURS – COPPER: Pennies, Teakettles, Cookware
24 HOURS – CARDBOARD: Shipping Boxes, Board Games
2-3 DAYS – PLASTICS: Milk Carton and other packaging, Detergent Bottles, Bus and Subway Seats, Elevator buttons, Backpacks.
2-3 DAYS – STAINLESS STEEL: Refrigerators, Pots and Pans, Sinks, Water Bottles
5 DAYS – METAL: Doorknobs, Jewelry, Silverware, Lamps
4 DAYS – WOOD: Furniture, Decking, Toys
UP TO 5 DAYS – GLASS: Drinking Glasses, Mirrors, Windows
5 DAYS – CERAMICS: Dishes, Pottery, Mugs
Minutes to 5 DAYS – PAPER: Newspaper, Envelopes, Magazines, Books
FOOD: Does not spread through food but wash your fruits and vegetables under running water before eating. Scrub with a brush or your hands to remove germs.
WATER: Coronavirus has not been found in Water.
Coronavirus can live on Fabrics and Countertops with varying times
To reduce chance of spreading coronavirus clean and disinfect all countertops, sinks, tables, doorknobs, keyboards, bathroom fixtures, remote controls, phones and toilets daily. You can use a diluted bleach solution (10% bleach/90% water), or used one of the approved CDC disinfectants.
Janet Swenson, RN, BSN, MBA
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