Can it only spread when an infected person coughs or sneezes within 6 ft of you?
No. There are several ways that COVID-19 can spread: Droplets, when someone coughs or sneezes within 6 ft of you and you breathe it in, or the droplets fall into your mouth or eyes. Coronavirus also spreads through contact when you touch a contaminated surface and then touch your eyes, nose, or mouth. We are still learning if it spreads through air or through fecal material.
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