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Interim guidance for administrators of US childcare programs and K-12 schools to plan, repare, and respond to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)
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  • Description:
    This interim guidance is based on what is currently known about the transmission and severity of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

    The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will update this guidance as needed and as additional information becomes available. Please check the following CDC website periodically for updated interim guidance: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.

    Health officials are currently taking steps to prevent the introduction and spread of COVID-19 into US communities. Schools can play an important role in this effort. Through collaboration and coordination with local health departments, schools can take steps to disseminate information about the disease and its potential transmission within their school community. Schools can prepare to take steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 among their students and staff should local health officials identify such a need.

    Schools should continue to collaborate, share information, and review plans with local health officials to help protect the whole school community, including those with special health needs. School plans should be designed to minimize disruption to teaching and learning and protect students and staff from social stigma and discrimination. Plans can build on everyday practices (e.g., encouraging hand hygiene, monitoring absenteeism, communicating routinely) that include strategies for before, during, and after a possible outbreak.

  • Content Notes:
    Who is this guidance for? -- Why is this guidance being issued? -- What is the role of schools in responding to COVID-19? -- Guidance for schools which do not have COVID-19 identified in their community -- Guidance for schools with identified cases of COVID-19 in their community.
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