How does the virus spread?
Most often, the virus is spread person-to-person through respiratory droplets. These droplets are produced when a person coughs or sneezes, similar to how the flu is spread. The droplets may land in the mouths or noses of people nearby, or the droplets can be inhaled directly into the lungs.
It is currently unclear if COVID-19 can be spread by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it then touching their own nose, mouth, or eyes.