Covid-19 "Tip of the Week" for 8/7/20
This week’s topic: How the Covid-19 virus spreads from one person to another.
Knowing how Covid-19 spreads could help you avoid becoming infected. The primary pathway into or out of the body is believed to be the body’s airways — nose, throat, lungs. When an infected person talks or breathes or coughs, they exhale droplets and the virus clings to these droplets. Larger heavier droplets fall to the ground (or another surface) within 6 feet or so, but tiny droplets can float in the air for hours, especially indoors. There is also the possibility for hand-to-face transmission — an infected person coughs on a doorknob, you touch the knob and then your nose or mouth or eyes, you may become infected. The good news is that there is no known instance where someone has contracted Covid-19 from contaminated food. A person can have Covid-19 but not be sick, yet they can spread the virus just as readily as an obviously sick person. So remember that you can become infected from someone who seems perfectly healthy.
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Stay safe, everybody.
Dan Collins, Regathering Committee Member