How Long Does COVID-19 Coronavirus Live On Clothes? How To Wash Them – Forbes


Assuming that you wear clothes, you may have been wondering how long the COVID-19 coronavirus may stay on your various garments. After all, clothing is what typically keeps many of your body parts away from everything else. The answer though is a bit like Miley Cyrus’s wardrobe: complicated.

When it comes to estimating how long the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) may stay on objects, many have referred to a research letter published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The research letter reported the results of study that tested how long the could remain detectable in the air and on surfaces. This included remaining in aerosols for up to three hours, on copper for up to four hours, on cardboard for up to 24 hours, and on plastic and stainless steel for up to two to three days. You’ll notice that most typical clothing materials are not on this list, unless you happen to wear a suit of copper armor or a cardboard box.

So which of the items is most like your clothes? Well, Source…