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Study indicates it’s safe to check out books from the library that have been quarantined for three days

Jun 26 2020

A research report indicates that the virus that causes covid-19 is not detectable on books and DVD cases after three days of ordinary quarantine. The Reopening Archives, Libraries, and Museums (REALM) study states that, “Standard office temperature and relative humidity conditions typically achievable by any air-conditioned office space” are sufficient to attenuate the virus within 72 hours. A second study is expected at the end of July.

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