There had reportedly been dispute between the agency and the White House on the content and the detail included. With these guidelines the CDC tries to paint a clearer picture for schools and some businesses of what they can do within the framework of the White House’s three-phase plan.
When schools and day camps start to open, the CDC recommends temperature checks and says students should stay with the same group all day. Social distancing should be maintained on school buses and in the classroom, and desks should be 6 feet apart and not facing each other.
Students may be taught about sharing, but health officials say they should use their own supplies as much as possible.
There’s also an emphasis on disposable or digital menus and even the possibility of customers ordering ahead of time, even if they are dining in, to limit the time they spend inside.
The guidelines highlight the need for mass testing and contact tracing, as well as a strong downward trend of coronavirus cases, especially serious ones, and of course hand washing, mask wearing and surface disinfection.