The coronavirus, known as COVID-19, is becoming more and more of a concern for mamas everywhere. Experts advise taking extra steps to keep your home free of germs (especially with messy little ones around), not only to prevent illness but also to keep it from spreading if someone is already sick.
Research shows that coronavirus is generally transmitted when an infected person produces respiratory droplets that can affect someone nearby, usually within 6 feet. According to Aubree Gordon, an epidemiologist and associate professor at the University of Michigan's School of Public Health, coronavirus germs can also spread in other ways. "It is also possibly transmitted through indirect transmission, where the virus is deposited on a surface, people touch the surface and then their mouth, nose or eyes." For more information about how to protect yourself in public places and at home, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other organizations have published guidelines for preventing the spread of COVID-19.