What about products imported from areas of outbreak?

There is still a lot that is unknown about the newly emerged COVID-19 and how it spreads. In general, there is likely very low risk of spread from products or packaging that are shipped over a period of days or weeks at ambient temperatures. Coronaviruses are generally thought to be spread most often by respiratory droplets. Currently there is no evidence to support transmission of COVID-19 associated with imported goods and there have not been any cases of COVID-19 in the United States associated with imported goods.

Show All Answers

1. What is the status of the COVID-19 outbreak? Am I at risk?
2. What are the symptoms and signs of COVID-19?
3. What is the Florida Department of Health doing to address COVID-19?
4. How many cases of COVID-19 have been reported to the Florida Department of Health?
5. How does the virus spread?
6. Should I be concerned about pets or other animals and COVID-19?
7. If I were exposed to COVID-19, how long would it take for me to become sick?
8. What should I do if I think I (or someone in my family) might have COVID-19?
9. What should I do if I had close contact with someone who has COVID-19?
10. How do you test a person for COVID-19?
11. What questions will a health care provider ask me when I call?
12. Is there a vaccine?
13. How long can COVID-19 survive in the environment?
14. Are there disinfectants available that can inactivate (kill) COVID-19?
15. What about products imported from areas of outbreak?
16. How do I determine to travel or not?
17. I have reviewed the CDC travel guidance and still do not believe it is safe to travel. Can I get a refund for any planned travel?
18. Where can I get more information about COVID-19?