It is possible for an individual to contract COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus and then touching their mouth, nose, or eyes. However, this is not believed to be the primary way the virus is spread. The main mode of transmission is from one person to another through respiratory droplets. Studies have only shown that the virus can survive on surfaces, not that it can be contracted by touching them.
This does not prove that just because it can live on a surface, it can be transmitted in this manner, according to Blumberg. You can also acquire the virus from contaminated surfaces. For instance, when someone who has the virus sneezes or coughs, droplets containing the virus can land on surfaces in their vicinity.