CDC To Release US School Opening Guide Friday
CDC Releases New School Reopening Guidelines
The Biden administration seeks to deliver on the President’s inaugural promise to bring American students back to class
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will release new guidelines on Friday for school reopening amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, while the Joe Biden administration seeks to deliver on its promise to send the majority of students back to classrooms within the first 100 days of Biden’s presidency. This was reported by the agency «Reuters».
CDC is expected to provide guidance to dramatically reduce the spread of the virus in 130,000 primary and secondary schools – including washing hands, wearing masks, maintaining social distance and cleaning premises. This was reported by a source familiar with this issue..
The guide is also expected to cover ventilation in classrooms, contact tracing of infected students and school staff, and quarantine protocols..
In the United States, there is growing demand from supporters of resuming or expanding full-time schooling, as almost a year of remote study has seriously affected the education industry and American families. Supporters of reopening schools point to recent studies showing classrooms are not breeding grounds for coronavirus.
President Joe Biden has pledged to reopen most schools within the first 100 days of his inauguration. On Sunday, he called school closures and the negative impact of this phenomenon on American families. «emergency».
«I can assure you of one thing: there is no debate about whether to open schools. There is controversy about how (to do it)», – White House coronavirus adviser Andy Slavitt said Thursday. He added that the plan presented by the CDC will help provide detailed instructions to help proactively start opening schools.