Recently, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) updated their website regarding how COVID-19 spreads. According to their findings, coronavirus is transmitted mainly through person-to-person contact, and not as easily from contaminated surfaces.
However, the CDC maintains that surfaces contaminated by coronavirus do require some precautions to protect your health.
If you’re confused and concerned about coronavirus protection best practices, read on. Here’s an important list of eight ways person-to-person contact is the main source of novel coronavirus spread, and protective action you can take based on CDC guidelines.
8. Projectile Virus Droplets Pose the Bigger Risk
The CDC currently believes coronavirus spreads most easily through respiratory droplets propelled through the air. This transmission from person-to-person can happen via coughing, sneezing, and even normal breathing.
This is why the CDC recommends wearing a face covering made of cloth to prevent the spread of coronavirus between people. Your face mask should cover both the nose and mouth, and tuck under the chin.
It’s important to wear a face covering with a filter when possible, and to always wear your cloth face covering whenever in public or around other people.
Want to know how to make your own face mask for coronavirus protection? The CDC provides some simple homemade face covering options with instructions.
7. People in Close Proximity Are at Highest Risk
Coronavirus respiratory droplets are spread more easily through person-to-person contact in close proximity, as stated by the CDC.
That’s why social distancing is essential to protect you and your family from coronavirus infection. The CDC suggests that people stay at least six feet apart from each other to lower the risk of contact with airborne droplets of this highly contagious virus.
If staying this far apart from people isn’t possible in certain circumstances, stay as protected as possible by following CDC guidelines.