Coronavirus Q&A: Can The Virus Be Transmitted On Paper, Coins, Or Mail?

Here’s Dr. Shruti Gohil, [assistant clinical professor] with the UCI Medical Center, who’s helping lead the effort to prepare the hospital for COVID-19 (edited slightly for clarity): “You kind of have to ask yourself that question [in the same context as] cold and flu. Do we see things like a cold and flu being transmitted through paper or envelopes? No, we don’t. If this virus had this capability of spreading so easily, through things like paper fomites, then you would expect this outbreak to be much, much, much worse than what we are seeing now.