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Operating schools during COVID-19: CDC’s Considerations – Updates as of March 19th, 2021

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention |

Alignment with Operational Strategy for K–12 Schools through Phased Prevention includes:

  • Plain language changes: mitigation to prevention and social distancing to physical distancing.
  • Revised physical distancing recommendations to reflect at least 3 feet between students in classrooms and provide clearer guidance when a greater distance (such as 6 feet) is recommended.
  • Clarified that ventilation is a component of strategies to clean and maintain healthy facilities.
  • Removed recommendation for physical barriers.

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