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Update: CDC Clarifies how COVID-19 may be spread through surfaces

5/28/2020 (Permalink)

Hand touching light switch with animated virus pictured on their surface

Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new guidance clarifying that Coronavirus may indeed be spread by touching infected surfaces. Per the CDC's updated information:

“It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes. This is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads, but we are still learning more about this virus.”

“Routinely cleaning and disinfecting of high-touch surfaces” continues to be recommended in the new guidance as a key precaution individuals can take to protect themselves and others from the spread of the virus. “COVID-19 is a new disease, and we are still learning about how it spreads…” 

As it is important to be up-to-date on the latest expert guidance, read the CDC's updated recommendations here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/how-covid-spreads.html