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

April 22, 2020 by Mandy Qualls

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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.

https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/26/7/20-0885_article

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