Here’s what we know now…
In a surprising new discovery, the CDC has recently alerted that the COVID-19 virus may be able to travel up to four times the distance of the previously noted 6 feet distancing standard.
According to the Journal of the American Medical Association under the right conditions, liquid droplets from an infected individuals sneeze, cough and even exhaling is able to transmit to distances over 26 feet and linger in the air for several minutes.
This can allow the virus to travel via air vents dispelling the myth that droplets containing the virus can only travel a short distance (~6 feet).
This recent information makes it extremely critical for those who are elderly, immunocompromised or have underlying diseases to stay very safe and heed CDC recommendations to use masks to slow the spread and continue to practice social distancing.