The virus gets passed on primarily through droplets from a cough or a sneeze.
These particles most often enter through the nose or mouth as well as the eyes.
Health experts warn it is possible to catch the virus if a person touches a contaminated countertop, doorknob, or other surfaces, however this doesn’t seem to be the main way the virus spreads.
If a person has conjunctivitis from COVID-19, they may infect others if the eyes are touched and then other people or surfaces are touched without using a disinfectant or washing the hands.
It’s strongly advised to avoid touching the face, especially the mucous membranes in the mouth, nose and eyes.