Coronavirus survives about 3 days on surfaces made of plastic and metal- commonly found in hospitals and homes. However, on cardboard the lifespan is no more than 24 hours. Fortunately, even with overnight shipping you are less likely to contract the virus. “Overnight packages are not how this virus will transmit, and I think the concern is completely misplaced.” Says Dr. Amesh A. Adalja, Senior Scholar, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security. “There's no way that coronavirus could infect a package and no reason to worry”, he added.