Science Briefs

Science Briefs
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Surface Transmission

SARS-CoV-2 and Surface (Fomite) Transmission for Indoor Community Environments
People can be infected with SARS-CoV-2 through contact with surfaces. However, based on available epidemiological data and studies of environmental transmission factors, surface transmission is not the main route by which SARS-CoV-2 spreads, and the risk is considered to be low.

April 5, 2021

Updated: Underlying Medical Conditions

Scientific Evidence for Conditions that Increase Risk of Severe Illness

March 29, 2021

Updated: Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People

Background Rationale and Evidence for Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People

April 2, 2021

Updated: Transmission in Schools

Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in K-12 schools

March 19, 2021


Emerging SARS-CoV-2 Variants

Jan. 28, 2021

Potential Airborne Transmission

SARS-CoV-2 and Potential Airborne Transmission

October 5, 2020

CDC's Science Agenda for COVID-19

Learn more about the high-level framework for planning and prioritization of COVID-19 work.