TUCSON (KVOA)- Some viewers have asked if the coronavirus can live on clothes.
One viewer asked: "If I test negative for coronavirus, and have no symptoms, could I still be a carrier by virtue of having virus spores on my clothes?"
Some studies reported that the coronavirus can live a few hours to a few days on different materials, but there is not a lot of research on how long the virus can live on various clothing material.
If someone went into a market and was socially distant from everyone, there is probably a good chance that those clothes were not exposed.
However, if a person was around someone who has the coronavirus or someone has coughed or sneezed near or on a person, than it is a good idea to wash the clothes to be safe.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency provides a full list of products known to be effective against SARS-CoV-2.
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