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Dr. Stephanie Silvera Remarks on Spread of COVID-19

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New Jersey residents who travel to out of state hot spots must quarantine for 14 days, despite receiving negative COVID-19 test results, as there is still some question as to whether or not the virus can be spread through asymptomatic carriers.

Dr. Stephanie Silvera, Professor in the Public Health Department, remarked: “We are seeing a number of people who are pre-symptomatic, or with mild symptoms, who don’t recognize them as COVID and we’re seeing that that is how, very often, this virus is being spread.”

Silvera is among the scientists who thinks COVID remains infectious in aerosols longer than the World Health Organization admits.

“For me, the key message is when you’re indoors the risk is much higher than if you’re outdoors. And so even if you can be 6 feet away indoors, you really need to be wearing some sort of face covering,” she said.