Researchers are trying to understand the various ways in which the SARS CoV-2 virus spreads. From what is known currently about the way the virus transmits, the disease can spread from person to person through small droplets that are expelled when a person coughs or exhales. These tiny droplets can infect objects and surfaces around the person and survive on them. If other people come in contact with these contaminated objects or surfaces and then touch their eyes, nose, or mouth, they can catch the infection too. Therefore, it is important to following the directives that the World Health Organization has recommended, which include, washing your hands thoroughly with an alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water, practicing social distancing, and avoiding close contact with any person who may be sick. In addition, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends use of cloth face coverings in public settings where social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.