SARS-CoV-2 surface and air contamination in a healthcare setting

Clinical Infectious Diseases 8 Jul 2020

We have explored the mechanisms of viral transmission. Our findings of extensive viral RNA contamination of surfaces and air across a range of acute healthcare settings in the absence of cultured virus highlighted the potential risk from surface and air contamination in managing COVID-19, and the need for effective use of PPE, social distancing, and hand/surface hygiene.