How long does the virus stay alive on different surfaces?

A few hours to several days.  This may vary under different conditions (e.g. type of surface, temperature or humidity of the environment).

If you think a surface may be infected, clean it with simple disinfectant to kill the virus and protect yourself and others. Clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. Avoid touching your eyes, mouth, or nose.

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1. How is COVID-19 treated?
2. What are the symptoms of Coronavirus?
3. What are the symptoms of COVID-19 vs allergies and the flu?
4. How long does the virus stay alive on different surfaces?
5. What are the differences between social distancing, quarantine, and isolation?
6. If someone in my household is quarantined, are we all quarantined?
7. How do I care for someone who is sick?
8. What is close contact?
9. What is the amount of time for quarantine?
10. Is there any right to appeal a county quarantine or isolation order?
11. When should I call 911?
12. Can I get advice online?
13. How do I contact the Q&A hotline?
14. How do I contact the screening hotline?
15. Should I wear a mask?
16. What does "public outbreak" mean?