Rocky Mountain Labs continuing COVID-19 research

Posted at 8:05 AM, Mar 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-18 10:05:16-04

New information regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) has recently come to light thanks to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIH).

The NIH -- which runs Rocky Mountain Labs in Hamilton -- is reporting that recent studies found the virus which causes COVID-19 is stable for several hours to days in aerosols and on surfaces.

This information will help scientists learn more about how the virus is deposited from an infected person onto everyday surfaces in a household or hospital setting, and how long that virus remains infectious while on those surfaces.

The findings reinforce the protocol of cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects.