What was wrong with old guidelines? Not much talk about that. Here is the beginning of NPR’s report.
The Centers for Disease Control and Preventionreleased on Friday its much-anticipated, updated guidanceto help school leaders decide how to safely bring students back into classrooms, or keep them there.
Rather than a political push to reopen schools, the update is a measured, data-driven effort to expand on old recommendations and advise school leaders on how to “layer” the most effective safety precautions: masking, physical distancing, hand-washing and respiratory etiquette, ventilation and building cleaning, and contact tracing.
For politicians, parents and school leaders looking for a clear green light to reopen schools, this is not it.
“CDC is not mandating that schools reopen,” CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said Friday on a phone briefing with reporters. (continued)
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