Coronavirus FAQ: How Does The 6 Feet/15 Minutes Rule Apply To The Delta Variant?

Posted by on August 27, 2021 3:36 pm
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Face masks definitely help keep the coronavirus at bay — and are embraced by most people in this scene from Ankara. But what about earlier recommendations to keep 6 feet from others and limit close contact to 15 minutes. With the highly contagious delta variant, are these still effective protective measures?

It was drummed into our brains: Stay 6 feet from others! Limit close contact to 15 minutes. With the highly contagious delta variant, do we need to rethink those numbers?

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