The CDC believes that COVID-19 is spread mainly from person to person. Person to person spreading occurs when people are in close contact with each other (about 6 feet of distance or closer) and/or through respiratory droplets when an infected person sneezes or coughs.

Researchers also believe that the virus may spread from person to surface to person (e.g. when an infected person touches a surface, a non-infected person touches the surface and then touches their eyes, nose, mouth, etc.).

COVID-19 fact sheet

WHO Website

CDC Website

John Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center

ANA Responds to Coronavirus Pandemic Declaration

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