CDC Releases New Reopening Guidance

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare

The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) posted six (6) “decision tool” documents on Thursday, May 14, 2020.  These tools are just some of their long-delayed guidance “that schools, businesses and other organizations can use as states reopen from coronavirus shutdowns.  The documents use traffic signs as well as other graphics to tell organizations what they should consider before reopening.”

The tools are for schools, workplaces, camps, childcare centers, mass transit systems, and bars and restaurants. The CDC originally also authored a document for churches and other religious facilities, but that tool wasn’t posted Thursday.

I’m posting these decision tools as healthcare workers are affected by overall community decisions to reopen at this time.  While LTC and other senior living facilities are still sheltering in place – and rightfully so, to protect our most vulnerable citizens – your employees leave at the end of each shift to return home and to the community outside the walls of your facility.  This information may be helpful to you and your employees as childcare centers, bars, restaurants, etc. begin to reopen.  We’re not out of the woods yet so continue to be safe and stay healthy.