Are Vending Machines Covid Hotspots?

Are Vending Machines Covid Hotspots?

Are Vending Machines Covid Hotspots?

Matthew Johnson, Writer

Should Whitewater High Schools vending machines be open to use with a deadly virus like covid-19? Whitewater’s vending machines are one of the vulnerable things for covid-19. When the drink people put drinks inside of the vending machines they could contaminate any part of the bottle. Also, some of the vending machines have the things where you have to type in what you want from that vending machine. If there was a line to the vending machine or just one person there and someone comes later that would be a way that covid-19 could be transferred to others and cause a huge outbreak in Whitewater High School. “The chance of transmission through inanimate surfaces is small” said Professor Ron Eccles, Former director of Common Cold Centre at Cardiff University. Even though the transmission is small, and can only last for 72 hours or less, it could make many people sick.