How does COVID-19 spread?

Health experts are still learning the details about how COVID-19 spreads from person to person. The most recent evidence points to infected people coughing and sneezing within six feet of a non-infected person. Other methods of transmission may include:

  • close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands
  • touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes
  • in rare cases, contact with feces

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1. What is COVID-19?
2. How does COVID-19 spread?
3. How severe is COVID-19?
4. Who is at risk for COVID-19?
5. How can I protect myself from getting COVID-19?
6. What are the symptoms?
7. What do I do if I have symptoms?