CDC Releases Updated Guidelines for School Reopening

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released Thursday night new guidelines with a strong focus on reopen schools in the fall, saying that children are less likely to experience severe symptoms or spread the virus in schools.

Under the new guidelines, the CDC recommends that schools follow a certain level of precautions based on the amount of community broadcast in their area. CDC advises that unless there is substantial uncontrolled community transmission in one area, schools should reopen to some extent.

“It is extremely important to our public health to open schools this fall,” CDC Principal Robert Redfield said in a statement announcing the guidelines. “The closing of schools has altered the normal ways of life of children and parents, and have had negative consequences for the health of our young people. CDC is prepared to work with K-12 schools to reopen safely and protect the most vulnerable. “

Redfield has previously said he would “Absolutely” sends her grandchildren to school.

CDC recommendations include social distancing of school-age children by cohorts or pods, as well as a number of other measures to limit possible coronavirus transmission.

“Schools must be prepared for COVID-19 cases and exposure to occur on their premises,” the guidelines read, adding that schools must be prepared to coordinate with their local health departments.

According to the CDC, there are few reports that children are the driving force for transmission within families. He said that as of July 17, children and teens account for less than 7 percent of COVID-19 cases and less than 0.1 percent of COVID-19-related deaths.

“The best available evidence indicates that COVID-19 presents relatively low risks for school-age children,” the guidelines read.

The guidelines it is recommended not to evaluate all students for symptoms of coronavirus Because children experiencing the symptoms of COVID-19 may be sick with something else and should not be in school if they have symptoms.

“Parents or caregivers should be strongly encouraged to monitor their children for signs of infectious disease every day,” the guidelines read. “Students who are ill should not attend school in person.”

The orientation comes as senior Trump administration officials have signaled they see resuming classes in person as a priority. President TrumpDonald John Trump Pelosi says Trump’s decision to reverse the fair housing rule is a “betrayal of our nation’s founding values.” Trump says he would consider pardons for those involved in the Mueller investigation. Fauci says he and his family have experienced “serious threats” during the pandemic. MORE it previously threatened to disburse schools that did not reopen for fall classes.

“Reopening our schools is also critical to ensuring that parents can go to work and support their families,” Trump said during a press conference on Thursday. “It is a tremendous problem. It is a tremendous problem. Schools have to open safely.”

Lawmakers are currently considering a stimulus bill that could include funds for schools to implement social distancing measures.