The Centers for Disease Control has clarified how the novel coronavirus which causes COVID-19 spreads.
The primary and most important mode of transmission for COVID-19 is through close contact from person-to-person. Based on data from lab studies on COVID-19 and what we know about similar respiratory diseases, 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, but this isn’t thought to be the main way the virus spreads.
The CDC also says the coronavirus may spread from people to animals, but so far, it’s not been seen to spread from pets to people.
The CDC issued a notification to ensure there was clarity. Click here for all the information on how the CDC believes the coronavirus spreads.