How is the coronavirus transmitted?

How is the coronavirus transmitted?

The virus that causes COVID-19 spreads mainly from person to person, typically through respiratory droplets from coughing, sneezing, or talking.

How long can the coronavirus stay airborne?

A study done by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases' Laboratory of Virology in Hamilton, Montana helps to answer this question. The researchers used a nebulizer to blow coronaviruses into the air. They found that infectious viruses could remain in the air for up to three hours.

Can I use hand sanitizer to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease?

If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Should I disinfect children's books to prevent coronavirus disease?

Children's books, like other paper-based materials such as mail or envelopes, are not considered a high risk for transmission and do not need additional cleaning or disinfection procedures.

What surfaces should be cleaned and disinfected during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Clean and disinfect surfaces and things you touch often, such as tables, chairs, doorknobs, light switches, elevator buttons, handrails, countertops, remote controls, shared electronic equipment, shared exercise equipment, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.