REALM Update

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REALM Update: Five items have been selected for Round 2 of Battelle lab testing to examine the length of time the COVID-19 virus may live on the surface of these porous materials.  The results from test set 2 are expected to be released in late July 2020.

The items to be tested are:

  • braille paper pages (closed in the book)
  • glossy paper pages (closed in the book)
  • magazine pages (closed in the magazine)
  • children’s board books (closed in the book)
  • archival folders (stacked together)

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