How long can COVID19 survive on surfaces?

Please read this carefully as the latest data shows that COVID survives much longer than originally thought in addition to mutating to create new variants.

A recent study published in the Virology Journal found that the Coronavirus can survive on many surfaces such as glass, stainless steel, cell phones, and even paper money for 28 days. This study also confirmed that COVID survives longer on smooth/non-porous surfaces but that even on cotton it can survive for 14 days at room temperature of 68 degrees Fahrenheit.

Larry Marshall, the CEO of Australia’s national science agency CSIRO, said “Establishing how long the virus really remains viable on surfaces enables us to more accurately predict and mitigate its spread and do a better job of  protecting  people”. ie. it gives us better data to set a schedule for surface treatments.