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News | May 21, 2020

CDC Releases Interim Guidance for Businesses Reopening Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

By Staff

CDC Releases Interim Guidance for Businesses Reopening Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a 60-page document that outlines recommendations for all U.S. businesses to follow as they reopen during the continuing coronavirus pandemic.

CDC's guidance provides reopening advice for a number of industries including foodservice and restaurants in addition to schools, mass transit, and childcare facilities. The document serves as a guide to help each industry operate safely as all 50 states have begun at least partially relaxing stay-at-home orders and allowing some businesses to reopen.

CDC Activities and Initiatives Supporting the COVID-19 Response and the President’s Plan for Opening America Up Again, summarizes CDC’s initiatives, activities, and tools in support of the whole-of-government response to COVID-19. The document includes information on general and healthcare surveillance as well as previously posted guidance on infection control, contact tracing, and testing. Additionally, the document includes a standardized way to look at the gating criteria in the Opening Up America Again guidance and tools to assist establishments after they open; this is a supplement to the decision trees CDC released May 14.

See the entire interim guidance document at CDC.gov.

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