Should We Disinfect our Mail and Packages?

Since COVID-19 Can Live On Surfaces, Are Deliveries Safe?

March 25, 2020
Delivering Packages


Medical professionals have confirmed that COVID-19 can survive on surfaces for a few hours or up to several days without proper cleaning and sanitizing. Officials say that particularly steel or metal surfaces are where the virus can last the longest. 

According to USA Today:

  • Airborne droplets containing the virus can survive for up to THREE DAYS. 
  • Steel/Metal surfaces: up to 72 hours. 
  • Cardboard: up to 24 hours. 
  • Glass: up to 72 hours. 
  • Copper: up to four hours. 


104-3 Jams resident doctor Richard Watson from Emerge Medical Staffing Solutions called into The Ed Lover Morning Show and addresses how to make sure deliveries of mail, packages, groceries or even newspapers are safe from COVID-19, and also breaks down the "airborne" concept and confirms if people can inhale Coronavirus at locations like the grocery store or in a park or any public places, take a listen below: 

IF you think you have COVID-19 symptoms, get screened RIGHT NOW. 


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