Driving with car windows open can reduce COVID-19 risk
June 8, 2020
Social distancing worked its way into the common vocabulary with the arrival of the highly contagious coronavirus, and with it the admonition for people to stay at least 6 feet away from others.
That can be nearly impossible in a vehicle.
The virus can be spread by droplets resulting from coughing or sneezing, or by aerosols released while talking or simply breathing. Outdoors, wind can dilute the viral particles. In an enclosed vehicle they have nowhere to go.