This rapid expert consultation responds to a request from the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) concerning the survival of the SARS-CoV-2 virus on surfaces and the incubation period between exposure and onset of symptoms.
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened a standing committee of experts to help inform OSTP on critical science and policy issues related to emerging infectious diseases and other public health threats. The standing committee includes members with expertise in emerging infectious diseases, public health, public health preparedness and response, biological sciences, clinical care and crisis standards of care, risk communication, and regulatory issues.
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2020. Rapid Expert Consultation on SARS-CoV-2 Surface Stability and Incubation for the COVID-19 Pandemic (March 15, 2020). Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/25751.
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