Once again, the CDC admits that COVID-19 could spread through airborne transmission. Earlier, the CDC revoked its guidelines about the airborne spread of COVID-19.
New CDC COVID-19 Guidelines
CNN reports that the CDC has updated its COVID-19 guidelines to include the airborne spread of the virus. According to the agency, if people stay longer or closer to infected persons, they could get sick, too. The CDC also admits that COVID-19 could spread among people over 6 feet away from one another. Moreover, the virus could stay in the air for some time after the infected person leaves.
During these cases, the virus spread in poorly ventilated indoor spaces. The people passed the virus around by doing activities that made them take heavy breaths. For example, people singing or working out could pass the virus.
However, the CDC says that the virus still spreads through close contact between people. If you stay within 6 feet of an infected person, you could get the virus. The CDC advises everyone to avoid people who “cough, sneeze, sing, talk, or breathe.”
Now, the CDC adds that the virus could stay in the air and infect people over six feet away. This case happens indoors. The CDC also maintains that infected people who don’t have symptoms could pass the virus to others.
How to Protect Yourself from COVID-19
Finally, the CDC says that you can protect yourself from the virus by wearing masks and washing your hands frequently. You should also clean surfaces regularly. Once you feel sick, you should stay home.