Can You Get Coronavirus From Mail or Packages?

Above all, it’s important to keep yourself safe, and to deploy common sense measures as often as possible during the coronavirus outbreak. To LAist, Dr. Shruti Gohil [assistant clinical professor], with the UCI Medical Center, offered the following advice: “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.”