COVID-19 ‘Does Not Spread Easily’ From Contaminated Surfaces; Now Says CDC

The federal health agency stated in early March that it “may be possible” to spread the virus form contaminated surfaces. Why the agency is now altering its original stance on its guidelines is unclear.

COVID-19 “does not spread easily” from contaminated surfaces or objects according to The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) in a new statement. Experts, on the contrary, still suggest folks take “practical and realistic” safety measures in stopping the spread of coronavirus.


The federal health agency stated in early March that it “may be possible” to spread the virus form contaminated surfaces. Why the agency is now altering its original stance on its guidelines is unclear.

The CDC says, “COVID-19 is a new disease and we are still learning about how it spreads. It may be possible for COVID-19 to spread in other ways, but these are not thought to be the main ways the virus spreads.” The agency confirms that the virus is primarily spread from person-to-person; through respiratory droplets via coughs, sneezes, talks; and droplets that can land in the mouths/noses of those nearby.

Additionally, back in March, the CDC shared that the novel virus can remain in the air for up to three hours and could live on surfaces like plastic and stainless steel for up to three days.


However, it is reported that the study had yet to be peer-reviewed.

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