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CDC Guidance on How Schools Should Manage Covid

As schools reopen for the 2022-23 school year, new guidance released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention rolls back many of the most onerous recommendations for keeping students safe from the coronavirus. The guidance emphasizes the importance of returning all students to the classroom and drops recommendations that schools test regularly for Covid or quarantine students exposed to the virus. It recommends against mask mandates, but suggests using them for certain students or when community transmission rates are high. Our interactive graphic explains the latest guidance.

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For more information, read:

Guidance for K-12 Schools and Early Education Program (August 2022)
Education Department Guide: 2022: Staying in School in Person
Guidance for COVID-19 Prevention in Kindergarten (K)-12 Schools (July 2021)
Guidance Update (August 2021)
Guidance Update (November 2021)
Quarantine Update (January 2022)
Isolation Update (January 2022)
CDC School Operation Strategy
May 2021 Revised Guidance
CDC Mitigation Toolkit
Checklist for Teacher and Staff
How Do I Set Up My Classroom?
School Walkthrough Guide
Education Department COVID Handbook

Research by Brooke LePage, Bella DiMarco, Robert Nishimwe, and Vasilisa Smith
Graphic by Merry Alderman Design