How Long Does COVID19 Survive On The SKIN?

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I've seen lots of research regarding how long COVID19 survives on various surfaces but NOTHING regarding human skin.

I thought I'd seen something that said 20minutes. Does anyone know or have a link?

Point of order: “Coronavirus disease 2019” (COVID-19) is a syndrome. The virus that causes it is SARS-CoV-2. You don’t catch the syndrome, you catch the virus.

Like you, I can’t immediately find anything on skin fate. But SARS-CoV-2 is just a virus, and our skin is an antimicrobial organ. I seem to recall that the influenza virus only lasts a few minutes on skin. I doubt SARS-CoV-2 would be much more. If that skin happens to be on your hands then the trick, of course, is not to touch your face in that time.