September 21, 20204:08 PM ET
Updated at 6:03 p.m. ET
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention posted guidance Friday evening saying that aerosol transmission might be one of the “most common” ways the coronavirus is spreading — and then took the guidance down on Monday.
The now-deleted updates were notable because so far the CDC has stopped short of saying that the virus is airborne.
The agency says the guidance was a draft version of proposed changes that was posted in error to its website. The CDC says that it is updating its recommendations regarding airborne transmission of the virus that causes COVID-19 and that it will post updated language once that process is complete.