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Announcements: CDC Guidelines For School Reopening


CDC Guidelines For School Reopening  


The latest specific CDC guidelines for reopening schools include the following:

  • Face coverings should be worn by staff in all steps of reopening, the guidance says. And students, particularly older students, should be encouraged to wear fabric face masks. Masks should be worn "where feasible," particularly in situations where physical distancing is difficult.
  • Schools should increase ventilation of outside air unless it creates concerns for students with asthma.
  • Schools should ensure water fountains are safe to use after prolonged shutdowns.
  • Students should be kept in small class cohorts throughout the day to limit possible transmission of the virus between groups.
  • Schools should turn all student desks to face the same direction and space them six feet apart if possible.
  • Common areas, such as cafeterias, should be closed, and students should eat in their classrooms.
  • Provide enough "high touch" supplies, like art supplies and electronics, so that students don't have to share and they can be disinfected between uses.
  • Conduct daily health checks of staff and students and isolate individuals if they feel unwell during the school day.
  • Provide options for telework and virtual learning for students and staff who are at higher risk for severe illness.
  • Close schools for one or two days to clean and sanitize when a student or staff member tests positive for COVID-19.


Created at 5/26/2020 9:10 AM  by Hannah Mayes 
Last modified at 5/26/2020 9:10 AM  by Hannah Mayes