The virus that causes COVID-19 is mainly spread by respiratory droplets.  When someone infected with COVID-19 coughs or sneezes, respiratory droplets that contain the virus is expelled and can be breathed in by someone nearby.  Although the virus cannot enter the body through the skin, the respiratory droplets carrying the virus can get into your airways or mucous membranes of your eyes, nose, or mouth to infect you.  The virus can also be spread if you tough a surface contaminated with the virus and then touch your eyes, nose or mouth, although this is not the primary way the virus spreads.