How it Spreads

COVID-19 IS SPREAD FROM PERSON-TO-PERSON

  • Between people who are in close contact with one another.
  • Close Contact = less than 6ft and more than 10 minutes
  • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. (These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.)

CAN SOMEONE SPREAD THE VIRUS WITHOUT BEING SICK?

  • People are most contagious when they are most sick.
  • Some spread might be possible shortly before people show symptoms, but this is not the main way the virus spreads.