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Health Consultants For Child Care

Enhancing Health, Safety & Learning for Minnesota Child Care Providers since 1993

  • Viral respiratory illness that has not been found in people before.  The virus is called SARS-CoV-2.
  • The virus spreads mainly from person-to-person through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes and they are breathed in by someone nearby.
  • It spreads between people who are in close contact with one another (within 6 feet for longer than 15 min.)
  • Possible to spread by touching a surface or object that has virus on it and then touching your face, mouth, nose or eyes.
  • The virus cannot enter the body through the skin.