If this version of the coronavirus is as resilient as previous strains, it could survive for up to nine days outside the body.
Cold, low-humidity environments are ideal for the disease, according.
Past strains include SARS and MERS.
Transmission can take place when a person touches a contaminated surface and then touches their mouth, eyes or nose.
Meantime Governor Baker says you are more at risk for the flu in Massachusetts than you are Covid 19.
He is expected to reveal a statewide protocol for the virus at some point this week. Many school districts and hospitals already have such a protocol in place.
Meantime, state officials and even the US Surgeon General have urged people not to flock to stores to get masks. For all but a handful of people --they will not do anything for you to protect you from the virus.
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