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:
- Child Care Programs decision tool
- Youth programs and camps decision tool
- Schools decision tools
Also available on the website above:
- Guidance on cleaning and disinfecting
- Interim guidance for K-12 schools and child care
- Interim guidance for child care programs that remain open
- FAQ for admin, teachers and parents
- Talking with children about Covid19
- Checklist for teachers and parents
- Tips for parents while school is out
- Stop the spread of germs poster
- Wash your hands poster
- Germ are all around you poster
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.