CDC Issues New Guidelines To Start REOPENING US Economy

( The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention has produced a new document, entitled “May,” which outlined the latest guidelines to help people get the US economy moving again. Americans all over the country can now access these guidelines and see what safe measures can be taken to start getting back to work, though unfortunately those in Democratic states like California may still have to endure stricter rules enforced by overreaching governors.

The CDC has not held a briefing about the coronavirus and efforts to contain it for over two months, meaning the new directions will be welcomed by many – if people actually hear about it.

Under the new guidelines, the federal agency suggests that the economy should be reopened in three phases.

“The plan for reopening America outlines a three-phased approach for reducing community mitigation measures while protecting vulnerable populations”, the document says. “The phased approach can be implemented statewide or community-by-community at governors’ discretion. The guidelines propose the use of six ‘gating’ indicator to assess when to move through from one mitigation phase to another.”

The ‘gating’ indicators the document references includes decreases in the number of people visiting emergency rooms for coronavirus illnesses, and a decrease in the number of people visiting with flu-like symptoms. Another is a decrease in the number of people testing positive for the virus, and having a “robust testing program” put in place.

In short, it echoes the plans already put forward by President Donald Trump to get the economy moving by making sure that hospitals have the resources they need to deal with a surge in admissions if it happens.

Under stage one of the new guidelines, daycare centers will take care of essential workers’ children. Under stage two, more children can be cared for but “enhanced social distancing measures” must be put in place. Then, in stage three, all staff should simply wear face coverings.

It is a gradual approach that minimizes spread without locking people up at home.

For businesses like bars and restaurants, strict measures remain in place even in stage three, and encourages people who want to dine in to “order ahead of time to limit the amount of time spent in the establishment.”