By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Centers for Disease Control has released new guidance on transmission of COVID-19 from contaminated surfaces.READ MORE: Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office Seeks A&M Kwik Mart Armed Robbery Suspect
The CDC says that people can get infected via contaminated surfaces, but the risk is now low.
The CDC Director says regular cleaning of these surfaced with soap or detergent works. Disinfection is not always necessary.READ MORE: Texas Among 16 States Backing Alabama's Challenge To Census Privacy Tool
“Disinfection is only recommended in indoor settings, schools, and homes, where there has been a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours,” said Dr. Rochelle Walensky, Director of the CDC.
In most cases, fogging, fumigation, and electrostatic spraying is not recommended as a primary method of disinfection and actually carries several safety risks.
Surface transmission can also be reduced by wearing masks consistently and correctly.MORE NEWS: WATCH: Dallas Police Association Joins Other Law Enforcement Professionals, Experts In Opposing Permitless Carry Of Firearms