CDC Acknowledges Airborne Spread of COVID-19

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While COVID-19 has become more of a threat, experts have been working to identify ways to neutralize its spread. Recently, studies have shown more insight into the airborne spread of COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control posted an update on their COVID-19 website last October, sharing information about how COVID-19 is spread. This updated post clarifies that the spread of COVID-19 is largely through respiratory droplets. According to the new CDC update:

Infections occur mainly through exposure to respiratory droplets when a person is in close contact with someone who has COVID-19.

Respiratory droplets cause infection when they are inhaled or deposited on mucous membranes, such as those that line the inside of the nose and mouth.

As the respiratory droplets travel further from the person with COVID-19, the concentration of these droplets decreases. Larger droplets fall out of the air due to gravity. Smaller droplets and particles spread apart in the air.

Today’s release confirms the science underlying the transmission of COVID-19. The need for significant workplace measures to stem the spread of the disease and to maintain safe workplaces. At Mobile-Med, we collaborate with our clients/partners to ensure injury and illness prevention measures are in accordance with best practices. We will help you be as effective as possible in maintaining healthy and productive environments. That includes the airborne spread of COVID-19.

For more information about our team of experts’ experience with infectious diseases and COVID-19, or to find out more about safe workplaces, contact us today!

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