You may be wondering if it’s safe to wear your shoes into your house after going to the grocery store or other public places. A new study conducted by the CDC at Wuhan hospitals suggests the virus can survive on shoe soles, however, they’re unsure if the droplets were still infectious.
The Cleveland Clinic says that while it’s possible for the virus to live on your shoes, it’s very unlikely for it to be transmitted to you unless you directly touch the infected area and then touch your face.
If you think you encountered someone or a surface that was infected with coronavirus, remove your shoes before walking into your home and then wash your hands immediately. You’ll want to spray the shoes with a disinfectant before bringing them inside.