What type of virus is COVID-19? Viruses can be generally categorized in three groups by virus structure. This affects the effectiveness of disinfectants in killing the viruses.
- Enveloped viruses are easiest to kill. (An example is Influenza A Virus.)
- Large, non-enveloped viruses are more difficult to kill. (An example is Rotavirus.)
- Small, non-enveloped viruses are hardest to kill. (Examples are Rhinovirus and Norovirus.)
Coronaviruses are enveloped viruses, meaning they are one of the easiest types of viruses to kill with the appropriate product. GPS has documented a kill rate on Norovirus of 93.5% in 30 minutes. Microbiologists have suggested that GPS’ technology would kill Coronavirus at a higher rate; however, only testing will confirm.
Please watch this video that showcases the GPS process.
Center for Biocide Chemistries Answers Your Questions About COVID-19