Are packages safe?

Research from the National Institutes of Health shows that the coronavirus can live on cardboard for up to 24 hours and can survive the longest (2-3 days) on hard surfaces like plastic and metal.

The World Health Organization has stated, "The likelihood of an infected person contaminating commercial goods is low and the risk of catching the virus that causes COVID-19 from a package that has been moved, travelled, and exposed to different conditions and temperature is also low."

To be extra safe, consumers can allow their packages to sit unopened for a couple days and/or wipe down the package and contents with cleaning solutions known to kill coronavirus.

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