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We are still learning more about the coronavirus, which is really still in its infancy.
We have been told to wear face coverings, and people have flocked out to get gloves, and other PPE equipment. It was thought the virus spread, not only from person-to-person contact, but on infected surfaces.
But now, it is thought that the virus isn’t passed as readily from objects. It is more of a person-to-person contact infection.
That doesn’t, by any means, that you CAN’T get it from touching surfaces. You just need to be very careful about the person-to-person route.
If you go to the CDC website, it lists the main mode of infectious transportation as person-to-person contact. They are now downplaying getting the infection from surfaces.
The virus spreads easily between people. — The virus does not spread easily in other ways. 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.CDC
It is still recommended to wear face coverings, as the virus is still thought to spread through droplets from other people — coughing, talking, sneezing, etc.
Information from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic suggest that this virus is spreading more efficiently than influenza, but not as efficiently as measles, which is highly contagious.CDC
You MOST DEFINITELY still want to wash your hands, and disinfect areas and frequently touched surfaces.
And, basically, just avoid being exposed to the virus — which is the entire point of social distancing.