CDC: The Coronavirus Spreads At Least 13 Feet, Travels on Shoes

April 22, 2020 by Mandy Qualls

Filed under COVID-19 for Employers, COVID-19 for the Workforce, For Employers, For the Workforce

Last modified April 23, 2020

The coronavirus can travel through the air at least 13 feet — more than twice as far as social distancing guidelines, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The study also found that SARS-CoV-2 was widely distributed in the air and on object surfaces in both the ICU and General COVID-19 Ward (GW), implying a potentially high infection risk for medical staff and other close contacts. However, the study found the environmental contamination was greater in the ICU than the GW.

Share this

Related Articles

                            Leave a Comment