6 feet distance may not be enough to prevent viral transmission indoors: Study

6 feet distance may not be enough to prevent viral transmission indoors: Study

The researchers examined three factors: the amount and rate of air ventilated through a space, the indoor airflow pattern associated with different ventilation strategies and the aerosol emission mode of breathing versus talking. Aerosols in this range can carry SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. "We set out to explore the airborne transport of virus-laden particles released from infected people in buildings", said Gen Pei, study first author and doctoral student at Pennsylvania State University in the US.

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