CDC finalizes guidelines around airborne coronavirus spread

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its website to say that the coronavirus can sometimes spread farther than six feet through tiny, airborne particles. This is the second time this information went out; last month, the agency accidentally published (and then removed) a draft version of the guidelines.

Scientists have stressed for months that people can catch COVID-19 by inhaling tiny, virus-laden particles that float for minutes or hours in the air. Those particles can build up in poorly ventilated, indoor spaces. A few specific cases, like a chorus practice in Washington state, contributed to that picture of how the virus spreads.

The CDC said in a statement that it continues to believe that spending time in close…

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