How COVID-19 Coronavirus Spreads

how Corona virus spreads

Person-to-person spread

The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person. Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet). 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 thought to be most contagious when they are most symptomatic (the sickest). Some spread might be possible before people show symptoms; there have been reports of this occurring with this new coronavirus.

Spread from Contact with Contaminated Surfaces or Objects

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. A major challenge is the virus may be viable on surfaces up to 9 days after leaving its host!


It is IMPORTANT that potentially affected areas be disinfected before re-occupancy to minimize exposure! We will do the “dirty” work to get you back in business!

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