How long can Coronavirus survive on surfaces in the office?
The virus can survive on surfaces – and the length of time depends on the material. According to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine – Sars-Cov-19 can last for up to 72 hours on plastic, 48 hours on stainless steel and 24 hours on cardboard.
There are a number of places and objects in your office that you should be cleaning regularly to help minimise the spread of the virus. Including:
- Door handles
- Keyboards and mouses
- The kitchen facilities- fridge, microwave, kettle etc…
- Any communal equipment used like a photocopier
These areas must be sanitised regularly, or even after every use to help kill the germs on these surfaces. Frequent hand washing and good hygiene practice should be followed at all times.
Regular office cleaning
Our janitorial cleaning services provides regular office cleaning throughout the day, so that your office can remain clean. Keeping your office clean and tidy at all times enables your staff to do their best work, and demonstrates a professional image to visitors and potential customers.
How long does coronavirus last in the air indoors?
There isn’t sufficient evidence yet on the airborne transmission of coronavirus to say how long it lasts as a pathogen – outdoors or indoors – but Professor Shelley Miller of University of Colorado says, “Once the virus escapes into the air inside a building, you have two options: bring in fresh air from outside or remove the virus from the air inside the building.” Miller suggests keeping windows open if you can and explores how air conditioning, ventilation and filtration systems can help keep transmission down indoors.