If you’ve wondered exactly how the COVID-19 virus behaves when swirling in the air around you, consider this grim passage from a blog post written by Erin Bromage, Ph.D., B.Sc., M.S., an associate professor of Biology at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth:

“If a person coughs or sneezes, those 200,000,000 viral particles go everywhere. Some virus hangs in the air, some falls into surfaces, most falls to the ground. So if you are face-to-face with a person, having a conversation, and that person sneezes or coughs straight at you, it’s pretty easy to see how it is possible to inhale 1,000 virus particles and become infected.”

In other words: If you’re exposed to the aerosol transmission of the virus—especially indoors, especially if asymptomatic carriers are present—you’re really putting yourself at risk of getting it.

Here’s a quick list of situations to avoid:



Birthday Parties

Public Restrooms

Choir Practice

Indoor Sporting Events


Thinking of heading back to work soon? Using a public bathroom? Dying to host a post-quarantine dinner party? Read on for all of the reasons you shouldn’t.

Click Here to read the: The Risks – Know Them – Avoid Them.