CDC: Chance of getting COVID from surfaces is microscopic- 1 in 10,000

CDC Updates Guidance On Disinfectants/Soaps To Stop COVID Spread

(Atlanta, GA) — The CDC is shifting its guidance on using disinfectants and soap to clean home surfaces against COVID. CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky is now only recommending disinfection products in “indoor-setting schools and homes where there has been a suspected or confirmed case of COVID within the last 24 hours.” She adds that in “most situations,” a thorough scrub with soap and water will suffice. While it’s possible to contract COVID from a contaminated surface, the risk is less than one in ten-thousand. The highest risk to getting infected with the virus remains through respiratory droplets.

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