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Is the coronavirus airborne?

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Yes. Transmission of COVID-19 occurs primarily through respiratory droplets which can spread the virus and can cause infection in others.

According to the CDC, airbourne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 can occur in enclosed spaces, during prolonged exposure to respiratory particles that are generated through activities such as shouting, singing, or exercising ( which increase the amount of infected droplets in the air), or in an inadequately ventilated space that allows a build-up of infected droplets.
Droplets typically do not travel more than six feet (about two meters) and do not linger in the air. A social distance of 6 feet intends to protect you against infecting another person or becoming infected.

CDC: Scientific Brief: SARS-CoV-2 and Potential Airborne Transmission, Oct. 5, 2020

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on November 23, 2020

CDC: Scientific Brief: SARS-CoV-2 and Potential Airborne Transmission, Oct. 5, 2020

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on November 23, 2020

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