Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2020 Aug 12:1-13. doi: 10.1017/ice.2020.416. Online ahead of print.
On Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) wards, severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) nucleic acid was frequently detected on high-touch surfaces, floors, and socks inside patient rooms. Contamination of floors and shoes was common outside patient rooms on the COVID-19 wards but decreased after improvements in floor cleaning and disinfection.