In the absence of a therapeutic or vaccine, preventing the spread of SARS-CoV-2 from person-to-person is the primary means to reduce the impact of COVID-19. While most data suggest that droplets or aerosols are the predominant mode for transmission, infection may also occur after touching contaminated surfaces. To better understand the stability of SARS-CoV-2 on surfaces and understand the potential risk of contact transmission, the present study was conducted to examine the influence of environmental conditions, matrix composition, and droplet size on the surface persistence of SARS-CoV-2. The results of this study provide a basis for understanding the factors that influence the potential for fomite transmission of SARS-CoV-2.
|Factors Affecting the Stability of SARS-CoV-2 on Surfaces Fact Sheet||240.93 KB||12/21/2020|