While we are all still safer at home, we are also able to practice greater social distancing in our great outdoors than in confined indoor spaces.
Local public health agencies have the ability to contain surges in cases and outbreaks through testing, case investigation, contact tracing, isolation, quarantine, site-specific closures, and the enforcement of public health orders.
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Oh yes, we might laugh or cringe at that word “poop,” but it actually contains vital information that we think may be able to give us an early warning about COVID-19 cases in a community.
This guidance offers workplaces and non-healthcare, non-residential facilities best practices for preventing and reducing the severity of outbreaks and contains tools for reporting outbreaks to public health.
This case and outbreak guidance, in addition to the school opening guidance, CDE’s toolkit for the 2020-21 school year, and guidance from local public health agencies will provide districts with the information they need to start the school year in a way that makes sense for their local communities.