Never Mind: CDC Now Says Coronavirus Doesn't Spread Much on Surfaces

Remember how you've been wiping everything down for the past two months with a Clorox wipe?

It turns out you've been wasting your time.

The Center for Disease Control has updated their guidelines on how COVID19 spreads & they have reversed their claim that the disease spreads on surfaces.

The CDC says that while person-to-person contact is still possible, it won't easily spread in other ways, including on surfaces:

COVID-19 is a new disease and we are still learning about how it spreads. It may be possible for COVID-19 to spread in other ways, but these are not thought to be the main ways the virus spreads.

  • From touching surfaces or objects. 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. This is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads, but we are still learning more about this virus.
  • From animals to people. At this time, the risk of COVID-19 spreading from animals to people is considered to be low. Learn about COVID-19 and pets and other animals.
  • From people to animals. It appears that the virus that causes COVID-19 can spread from people to animals in some situations. CDC is aware of a small number of pets worldwide, including cats and dogs, reported to be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, mostly after close contact with people with COVID-19. Learn what you should do if you have pets.

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