CDC Updates Guidance on COVID-19 Transmission

Although posted on the CDC website on Friday, September 18th and reported in the popular press, a major change in the guidance from the CDC in the transmission of COVID-19 acknowledged that the virus can be easily spread through the air, and that airborne droplets containing the virus can linger indoors for hours and be dispersed beyond six feet. This guidance was in alignment with scientific findings and recommendations from medical experts who have advocated for public health guidance on airborne transmission of the virus as may occur indoors or within enclosed environments which are crowed and have inadequate ventilation. The new guidance from the CDC was subsequently removed from the website on Monday, September 21st stating that “CDC is currently updating its recommendations regarding airborne transmission” of coronavirus.

Source: National Hemophilia Foundation

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