How long can COVID-19 survive in the environment?

The length of time that the virus survives likely depends on a variety of factors. These factors could include the type of material or body fluid containing the virus and various environmental conditions such as temperature or humidity. Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other institutions are designing standardized experiments to measure how long COVID-19 can survive in situations that simulate natural environmental conditions.

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1. What is the status of the COVID-19 outbreak? Am I at risk?
2. What are the symptoms and signs of COVID-19?
3. What is the Florida Department of Health doing to address COVID-19?
4. How many cases of COVID-19 have been reported to the Florida Department of Health?
5. How does the virus spread?
6. Should I be concerned about pets or other animals and COVID-19?
7. If I were exposed to COVID-19, how long would it take for me to become sick?
8. What should I do if I think I (or someone in my family) might have COVID-19?
9. What should I do if I had close contact with someone who has COVID-19?
10. How do you test a person for COVID-19?
11. What questions will a health care provider ask me when I call?
12. Is there a vaccine?
13. How long can COVID-19 survive in the environment?
14. Are there disinfectants available that can inactivate (kill) COVID-19?
15. What about products imported from areas of outbreak?
16. How do I determine to travel or not?
17. I have reviewed the CDC travel guidance and still do not believe it is safe to travel. Can I get a refund for any planned travel?
18. Where can I get more information about COVID-19?