Do you know where your hands have been? While primarily spread by person-to-person contact, experts have said that the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 may live on surfaces for hours to days after the first contact.
Since that’s the case, even though we typically don’t think about it, it might be a good idea to keep track of the surfaces you touch when coming home from the outside world. Of course, the currently recommended way to prevent exposure to the virus is by staying at home, but there are necessary activities that we all have to do that may require us to leave home.
So when you get back, it’s probably a good idea to disinfect the common surfaces and touchpoints in your home, (things like doorknobs, light switches, car doors, garage openers, etc.) and then wash your hands thoroughly. Some people have even made it a practice to disinfect the surfaces and touchpoints in their homes every day.