How does COVID-19 spread?

The disease can spread in several ways. The virus is primarily passed from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth, which are transmitted when a person with COVID-19 coughs, speaks or exhales. Some spread may be possible before people show symptoms. It is also possible to get infected by touching a surface or object that has the virus and then touching anywhere on your face.

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1. What is Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), and what are common symptoms?
2. How does COVID-19 spread?
3. Should I be concerned about COVID-19?
4. How can I protect myself from COVID-19?
5. Should I wear a well-fitting face covering?
6. What does it mean to be asymptomatic?
7. What is Community Spread?
8. What are the similarities and differences between COVID-19, Influenza and the Common Cold?
9. What is contact tracing, and why is it important?
10. What information is needed for contact tracing?
11. What can I use to clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces?
12. Are there recommendations for dental services during COVID-19?
13. My question was not listed among these FAQs. Where can I go for additional information?