According to the latest guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Monday, the risk of contracting COVID-19 from a contaminated surface is extremely low.
The agency said: “People may be infected by touching contaminated surfaces or objects (smoke), but the risk is generally considered low.”
The CDC says that the main way people get infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus is through exposure to respiratory droplets. The agency said that although it is not impossible, the risk of infection through mites “usually is less than one in ten thousand.”
The CDC’s guidance has been popular for more than a year. It is the strongest argument in history and opposes what some critics call a “health center.”
Although CDC scientists have determined since at least last spring that transmission is almost entirely through airborne particles, companies continue to adhere to strict disinfection programs, such as constantly wiping shared surfaces with disinfectants and closing schools And subway. Perform a “deep cleaning”.
According to the CDC, in most cases, using soap or detergent to clean the surface without disinfection is sufficient to reduce the risk.
The agency said: “There is no scientific basis for the daily use of disinfectants to prevent the spread of SARS-CoV-2 in indoor or outdoor community environments,” the agency said. “In public places and community environments, available epidemiological data…show that the risk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission by poison gas is low compared to the risk of direct contact, droplet transmission or airborne transmission.”
The CDC said that it is recommended to set up disinfection in indoor communities, and COVID-19 cases should be suspected or confirmed in the past 24 hours.
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The agency said that by consistently wearing masks correctly and washing hands properly, surface transmission can be reduced.