(June 10, 2020) Atlanta - (via twosidesna.org) The COVID-19 pandemic has raised questions about the lifespan of the virus on a variety of surfaces, including paper and paper-based packaging products. Some service providers are capitalizing on consumer uncertainty by suggesting or requiring that their customers go paperless for safety reasons. Such a change is not welcomed by many and can be especially challenging for those who have difficulty using electronic technologies or who simply need paper communications, including older adults, people with disabilities, low-income earners and those with no home internet or computers.
As information is developed in this rapidly evolving environment, Keep Me Posted North America, a key Two Sides campaign, has compiled the latest available science and guidance related to COVID-19 and the safe use of paper products. See more information at https://keepmepostedna.org/fact-sheets/