CDC Changes COVID-19 Surface Stance

CDC Changes COVID-19 Surface Stance

( – For months, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said COVID-19 could be contracted by touching infected surfaces and then touching your nose, mouth, or eyes. However, new data has come to light that has changed its stance.

The CDC now says the coronavirus primarily spreads from person-to-person contact.

Previously, the CDC said it “may be possible” to contract COVID-19 through contaminated surfaces. In mid-April, The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said there was no need to wipe down food packaging after returning from the store.

Now, the main method of transmission is thought to be through respiratory droplets from people sneezing or coughing in close proximity.

The CDC’s stance change doesn’t mean we should stop practicing good hygiene, though. They still recommend washing your hands frequently and using hand sanitizer when washing isn’t possible. It’s also recommended to avoid touching your face since it’s still a potential pathway for the virus to enter your body.

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