The federal government’s top experts on infectious diseases on Thursday released a new plan on how states can safely allow businesses and schools to reopen their doors during the coronavirus pandemic. Lawmakers and state officials have been asking the federal government for more detailed suggestions on when schools, churches and businesses can reopen.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance is voluntary; however it is the most specific instruction yet from the federal government on how not to trigger an outbreak. Large parts of the country have been in lockdown for two months, as health officials have advised Americans to stay home, limit social contact and shop only for essentials.
Previous guidance suggested that certain institutions move forward once they can document fewer cases or positive tests in a 14-day period, among other recommendations.
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