How Long Can Coronavirus Live On Surfaces? It actually behaves much like other viruses in that regard. NPR health correspondent Allison Aubrey has more on what we know, what we don't, and tips on how to keep surfaces clean. More from her reporting is here. Following all of NPR's coverage of the coronavirus pandemic here.

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Coronavirus Can Live On Surfaces For Days. What That Really Means

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Coronavirus Can Live On Surfaces For Days. What That Really Means

Coronavirus Can Live On Surfaces For Days. What That Really Means

Coronavirus Can Live On Surfaces For Days. What That Really Means

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One way to fend off germs: clean your phone. Your phone is your 'third hand'; one that harbors the multitude of germs and bacteria we come into contact with each day. Max Posner/NPR hide caption

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One way to fend off germs: clean your phone. Your phone is your 'third hand'; one that harbors the multitude of germs and bacteria we come into contact with each day.

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It actually behaves much like other viruses in that regard. NPR health correspondent Allison Aubrey has more on what we know, what we don't, and tips on how to keep surfaces clean. More from her reporting is here. Following all of NPR's coverage of the coronavirus pandemic here.

This episode was produced by Brent Baughman and edited by Viet Le.