Operational Strategy for K-12 Schools through Phased Mitigation

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

You may have heard that the Biden Administration and CDC have posted the Operational Strategy for K-12 Schools through Phased Mitigation.  This was posted on Friday, February 12, 2021.   I’m blogging on this because many of the healthcare workers in acute as well as post-acute care have school-aged children.  This is an important component of restoring our nation’s economy and mental health as well as a concern for communities protecting their citizens.

Above is a table-of-contents, of sorts.  The entire posting is shaded on this landing page with the specifics broken out above the shading.

As with all parents and grandparents, I’ve been watching what’s happening with schools, including preschools and childcare centers.   My daughter-in-law is a preschool teacher.  She received her 1st vaccine dose this past Saturday.  My 3-year-old grandson attends that daycare and preschool.   That setting has had several cases of COVID-19 illness with the children that attend as well as their families.  Several of the teachers have tested positive for COVID-19.  I agree totally that we have to get our children back to a normal life with in-school attendance, but we must do so safely and with consideration for all that will go through those doors each day then come home to their families.