What's the Risk of Contracting COVID-19 from a Contaminated Surface?

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  • One potential way someone might contract COVID-19 is by touching a surface that someone else -- a sick person, or just a disease carrier -- has already contained. Germs can live on surfaces like this for limited amounts of time.
  • Exposure like this is called indirect contact.
  • Indirect contact is not considered a primary method of COVID-19 contraction and transference. It is possible, but it's unlikely.
  • The potential for indirect exposure is one reason why washing your hands is important.