There is good scientific evidence that the virus responsible for causing COVID-19 can survive on various surfaces for quite some time. A study published in the New England Journal Of Medicine found SARS-CoV-2 could survive for up to three days on plastics, two days on stainless steel, 24 hours on cardboard, and four hours on copper.
Given this information, we must be keenly aware of the surfaces that we come into contact with as well as those carried with us while serving in the healthcare setting. This episode aims to describe and promote hygienic behaviors that can be implemented in the healthcare setting and beyond to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Content Development: Harvard Medical Student COVID-19 Curriculum
Narration: Casey Kim
Script Preparation: Casey Kim
Editing: Casey Kim
Modified with Permission from the Harvard Medical Student COVID-19 Curriculum
Original Content Authors: James Agolia; Taylor Brown; Fang Cao; Ashwini Joshi; Soumyaa Mazumder; Katherine McDaniel, MSc; Niyi Odewade; Sarah Onorato; Alexander Ordoobadi; Simone Sasse; Sanjana Srinivasan; Rachel Weitzman; Denston Carey, Jr.
Original Content Editor: Bina Kassamali
Original Content Reviewers: Jeremy B. Richards, MD; Harvey Simon, MD; Clyde Crumpacker, MD; Christian Larsen, MD; Jennifer Potter, MD; Eve Rittenberg, MD; Nhi-Ha Trinh, MD, MPH; Andrea Wershof Schwartz, MD, MPH