“Recent research evaluated the survival of the COVID-19 virus on different surfaces and reported that the virus can remain viable for up to 72 hours on plastic and stainless steel, up to four hours on copper, and up to 24 hours on cardboard. This research was conducted under laboratory conditions (controlled relative humidity and temperature) and should be interpreted with caution in the real-life environment.” COVID-19 and food safety: guidance for food businesses, WHO reference number: WHO/2019-nCoV/Food_Safety/2020.1
A touchless switch in the bathroom will not eliminate Covid from our lives. It will reduce the number of potential transfer points.
Touch the old fashioned toggle light switch to turn the bathroom light on. Wash your hands before you leave the bathroom and then touch the old fashioned toggle light switch to turn the bathroom lights out and in doing so, re-contaminate yourself. And as an added bonus, leave the virus on the light switch for the rest of the family to pick up. That wouldn’t happen with a Touchless Light Switch.
If a touchless switch prevents just one person from getting sick, it’s worth it.