COVID data tracker weekly review : interpretative summary for August 19, 2022
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COVID data tracker weekly review : interpretative summary for August 19, 2022

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      Off to a Great Start
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      Interpretive Summary for August 19, 2022

      Off to a Great Start

      It’s back to school time again, and parents and caregivers across the country are concerned about keeping their kids safe in the changing COVID-19 landscape. Last week CDC released new COVID-19 guidance, including an update to recommendations for K-12 schools and Early Care and Education (ECE) programs. The new guidance helps schools protect students and staff, including people who are at increased risk.* Here are some ways to stay safe at school.

      • Stay home when you’re sick. Even if it isn’t COVID-19, staying home still lowers the risk of spreading infections to other people.

      • Get tested. Test immediately if you have COVID-19 symptoms. If you test positive, follow recommendations for isolation. If you were exposed to COVID-19 and do not have symptoms, wait at least 5 full days after your exposure before testing. If you test negative—and you used an at-home test—see FDA instructions on repeat testing.

      • Mask up. Staff and students should wear masks indoors if their COVID-19 Community Level is high, if they have been exposed to COVID-19, or if they are returning from isolation. To check your COVID-19 Community Level, visit COVID Data Tracker.

      • Practice good hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette. Students should learn proper handwashing and to cover coughs and sneezes.

      • Optimize ventilation, especially in places with high COVID-19 Community Levels. Effective ventilation and air filtration are important parts of COVID-19 prevention.

      Schools are safer when students and staff are up to date on their vaccinations. All children ages 6 months and older are eligible for COVID-19 vaccines, and children 5 years and older are eligible for boosters. Children have been less affected by COVID-19 compared with adults, but they can get sick with COVID-19 and can spread it to others around them. Keeping all children healthy and safe is the key to getting this school year off to a great start.

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