In normal times, we all use elevators without much thought. These are not normal times due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At a basic level you might think that, as a crowded space where it is impossible to maintain safe social distance, an elevator would be a breeding ground for the virus. However, there are various other factors involved. Some infectious disease experts do not believe that airborne particles in empty elevators pose a significant risk for COVID-19. To be safe, wear a mask and wash your hands to lower your risk and, if an elevator passenger is not wearing a mask, perhaps wait for the next one.


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