How long does a coronavirus live on common surfaces?

Posted at 5:30 AM, Mar 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-30 11:02:59-04

The question comes up constantly in conversation about COVID-19: How long does the virus survive on surfaces that we touch?

The chart below gives the answer, with one condition: The data is based on the common category of coronaviruses that COVID-19 is part of.

The information here comes from the Centers for Disease Control and the Food and Drug Administration and was posted on WebMD.