The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released six “decision trees” Thursday aimed at helping businesses, communities, schools, camps, daycares and mass transit decide on whether it’s safe to reopen.
The "decision trees" are not part of a much-anticipated, lengthy and detailed document that has been delayed at least once.
The six documents posted on the CDC’s website Thursday provide step-by-step guidance advising employers, for instance, to encourage social distancing, hand washing and intensified cleaning.
“The purpose of this tool is to assist employers in making (re)opening decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially to protect vulnerable workers. It is important to check with state and local health officials and other partners to determine the most appropriate actions while adjusting to meet the unique needs and circumstances of the local community,” one reads.
The "decision trees" are very similar, with small adjustments to account for the differences between school, for example, and restaurants.