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Should you turn off your air-conditioning if someone in your home has the coronavirus? Here’s what you need to know.

75% of all American homes have air conditioning.
75% of all American homes have air conditioning.

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  • After studies suggested air-conditioning could blow coronavirus droplets further than 6 feet, some people have asked whether they should turn off the AC in their homes.

  • Researchers in China found air-conditioning blew droplets around a restaurant, infecting 10 people. A US study found the best way to ventilate a remove to prevent viral spread is to open a window.

  • If you can’t open the window due to allergies, keep your air-conditioner on but don’t let it get too cold, because coronaviruses fare better in the cold. 

  • If somebody in your

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