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How Long Does Coronavirus Live on Clothes?

How Long Does Coronavirus Live on Clothes? The coronavirus pandemic has made us more aware of precautions we should take. We know all about hand washing, but what about our clothes? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, COVID-19 is mainly transmitted through respiratory droplets. The CDC reports that coronavirus may live on clothing from hours to days. Robert Amler, former CDC medical officer Polyester and spandex-like material may house germs longer than cotton-based material. It is still safe to use communal laundromats as long as you wash your clothes at 80 degrees Fahrenheit.