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CDC Releases Reopening Guidelines


The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released guidance that schools, businesses, and other organizations can use as states reopen from coronavirus shutdowns.

The six so-called "decision trees" cover yes or no scenarios that are aimed to help assess readiness for opening workplaces, restaurants and bars, mass transit, childcare, camps, and schools.

The CDC resources specific to child care, youth programs, and schools added on May 14, 2020 include:

To view, visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/index.html

Also available on the website above:

Another Resource is available from John Hopkins Center for Health Security titled: Public Health Principles for a Phased Reopening During Covid-19: Guidance for Governors (April 17, 2020). This document talks about schools, day care, extracurricular activities, etc. regarding potential contact intensity, number of contacts, and modification potential for different situations.