October 18, 2020
Is six feet really the limit for person-to-person COVID-19 transmission?
Unfortunately for businesses, the answer to that question seems to depend on who you ask.
Recently, it may also have depended on when you ask.
On Sept. 18, the CDC posted on its website that the coronavirus is transmitted mainly through the air.
This would mean the virus can travel more than six feet, particularly indoors.
Four days later, the CDC removed the language from its website, saying the post was premature and they were still reviewing the issue.
(Update: On Oct. 5, the CDC updated its webpage on how the coronavirus is spread. “There is evidence that under certain conditions, people with COVID-19 seem to have infected others who were more than six feet away,” the updated Web page states. “These transmissions occurred within enclosed spaces that had inadequate ventilation. Sometimes the infected person was breathing heavily, for example while