Federal Statute and Guidance | Covid-19 | Oct 13, 2020
CDC Updates “How COVID is Spread” Guidance
CDC issued updated guidance on the transmission of COVID-19 on its website, acknowledging published reports demonstrating circumstances where people with COVID-19 infected others who were more than 6 feet away or shortly after the COVID-19-positive person left an area. CDC maintains that close contact with a COVID-19-positive person is still the most common pathway of transmission and it is not modifying its COVID-19 prevention recommendations at this time. The October 5 update follows a previous update to the guidance, and subsequent redaction, that indicated there is “growing evidence” that droplets and airborne particles can travel distances beyond 6 feet and contribute to COVID-19 transmission.