COVID-19 and Temperatures

Currently, there is no evidence to suggest that COVID-19 cases will reduce as outdoor temperatures rise. Confirmed cases are steadily increasing in Arizona and other parts of the world despite warmer temperatures. Here are some important facts about what we know about COVID-19 and temperature.

  • Sun exposure may kill the virus on surfaces but it does not prevent people from transmitting the virus between each other outdoors.
  • Exposures to temperatures above 77 degrees fahrenheit will not prevent the virus
  • The virus is still able to spread in warmer temperatures
  • Taking hot baths or using hand dryers are not effective methods for preventing or killing COVID-19
  • Avoid UV lamps or lights, as they can be harmful to the skin and do not prevent infection

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