Stop the Spread!
The Virus Needs to Enter Our Bodies
Direct Contact & Droplet:
Direct Contact is close person-to-contaminated-person physical touching and/or talking, coughing & sneezing that produce larger droplet particles that can enter through mouth, nose or eyes. Precautions: Keeping 6ft + social distance, cough & sneeze etiquette, respiratory protection, no touching face, and handwashing.
Indirect Contact is person-to-contaminated-surface/object touching. The person becomes infected by touching their contaminated hands to their mouth, eyes, or nose. Precautions: Wash and disinfect objects and surfaces. Respiratory protection, gowns, gloves, no touching face and hand washing.
Smaller Aerosol particles remain in the air for long periods of time, over greater distances and can be are widely dispersed by air currents. These contaminated Aerosols are then breathed in. Precautions: Include personal respiratory protection and special air handling and ventilation to minimize the spread of the disease, no touching face and hand washing.
Life Cycle of COVID-19 Virus