Re: De-contaminating a surface with the coronavirus is a two-step process. A biohazard cleaner says people are skipping the first step.

Disinfecting a surface requires two steps. Cleaning first, then disinfecting. I didn’t know that.

Also from the article, here’s a look at how long the virus lasts on different surfaces (you can see why there was hesitation around recommending mask use):

COVID-19 Lifespan