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CDC refuses to revise guidelines for schools reopening in America

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

10th Jul, 2020. 11:48 am
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US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. Robert Redfield has refused to revise guidelines for schools reopening despite President Trump’s criticism.

According to the details, CDC director Dr. Robert Redfield said that the guidelines for reopening schools will not be revised, but additional reference documents will be provided.

In a statement, Dr said “Our guidelines are our guidelines, but we are going to provide additional reference documents to aid communities that are trying to open K-through-12s”

“It’s not a revision of the guidelines; it’s just to provide additional information to help schools be able to use the guidance we put forward.”

“Right now, we’re continuing to work with the local jurisdictions to how they want to take the portfolio of guidance that we’ve given to make them practical for their schools to reopen,” he said.

Redfield described the guidelines as “intentionally non-prescriptive,” and said that the series of guidelines given to offer schools the option of what will work most suitable for them.

More than 60,000 new COVID-19 infections were , the greatest single-day tally of cases by any country since the virus emerged late last year in China. US deaths rose by more than 900 for the second straight day.

In Arizona, Texas, Florida, Georgia and South Carolina, which were among the first states to reopen commerce in May, retail foot traffic now lags levels elsewhere,.

Earlier this week, President of the United States Donald Trump criticized his health agency’s recommendations for reopening schools in the fall (August to December) as too expensive and impractical, insisting that all schools must open for classroom instruction.

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