Like other respiratory illnesses, such as the flu, novel coronavirus most commonly spreads to others from an infected person via
- Droplets produced through coughing and sneezing
- Close personal contact, such as caring for an infected person
- Touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes before washing your hands
Novel coronavirus is new, and public health officials are learning more each day about how it spreads and how long it takes for people to become sick. As information becomes available, we will keep you informed.