The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is currently revising their page to align it with updated guidance. It is possible for the virus that causes COVID-19 to land on surfaces, and people can become infected if they touch those surfaces and then touch their nose, mouth, or eyes. In most cases, however, the risk of infection from touching a surface is low. The virus can also spread if someone touches their eyes, nose, or mouth after touching a surface or object that has been contaminated with the virus.
Without cleaning or disinfection, the virus can remain on surfaces for hours to days. Despite this, the risk of contracting COVID-19 through contact with contaminated surfaces is still low. The primary way of becoming infected with the virus is through the respiratory system. Therefore, people should focus on wearing masks, particularly N95 or KN95 masks, and on social distancing as much as possible.