Five items were selected for the fifth round of Battelle lab testing to examine the length of time the COVID-19 virus may live on materials commonly used in archives, libraries, and museums. The study began on Saturday, August 29 and includes the following items:
- Polyolefin fabric (upholstery)
- Polyvinyl chloride “vinyl” (upholstery)
- 100% cotton (upholstery, draperies, toys)
- Nylon webbing (stanchion belts and bags)
- Leather bookbinding
For more information on these and other project activities, visit the “Happening Now” project update page. For more on the scope, timeline, and committees involved with #REALMproject, visit oc.lc/realm-project.