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26 May 2020, 1:54 am

Kitty4670 wrote:
I don’t understand how this will work, there are alot of people that won’t social distance. When hair salons do open, people have to be close to each other. I know people have to work. I wish I understand. I still don’t understand how people get the virus, is it like body heat? If two people come together, they will cause body heat or something. I don’t want to feel stupid.

How COVID-19 Spreads
COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly through close contact from person-to-person. Some people without symptoms may be able to spread the virus. We are still learning about how the virus spreads and the severity of illness it causes.\

Person-to-person spread
The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.

Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks.
These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
COVID-19 may be spread by people who are not showing symptoms.

The virus spreads easily between people
How easily a virus spreads from person-to-person can vary. Some viruses are highly contagious, like measles, while other viruses do not spread as easily. Another factor is whether the spread is sustained, which means it goes from person-to-person without stopping.

The virus that causes COVID-19 is spreading very easily and sustainably between people. 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.

The virus may be spread in other ways
It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes. This is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads, but we are still learning more about how this virus spreads.

Spread between animals and people
At this time, the risk of COVID-19 spreading from animals to people is considered to be low.

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Joined: 6 Jan 2011
Gender: Female
Posts: 31,112
Location: Somewhere in Colorado

26 May 2020, 2:08 pm

Last I checked my state is under a safer at home where its just recommended to limit going out for unnecessary things. And some businesses are reopening with some limitations. But depending on how that goes we may end up in another stay at home order if cases spike. Restaurants can open with distancing policies but a lot are still only offering take out and I certainly would not want to go sit down in a restaurant to eat during a pandemic.