A new study published on the CDC's coronavirus website says the SARS-CoV-2 virus can travel up to 13 feet in the air

The study showed that several everyday objects in hospitals contained traces of the virus from COVID-19 patients and medical staff. Coronavirus traces were found on the soles of doctors' shoes and in the pharmacy of the hospital where there were no patients. Visit BGR’s homepage for more stories.
Social distancing guidelines for the novel coronavirus differ depending on who you ask. The World Health Organization (WHO) says you should stay 3 feet (1 meter) away from others to minimize the risk of infection. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends double that, or 6 feet (2 meters).

The idea is that the further you distance yourself from other people, the less likely it is that you will come in contact with virus-laden droplets from their saliva that can be ejected while coughing, talking, eating, etc. But according to a new study from China published on the CDC’s website, viral particles were discovered some 13 feet (4 meters) away from patients inside a hospital with controlled airflow.

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