Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said on NBC’s Today Wednesday that US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines on summer camps are conservative, but they will likely be reevaluated in real time.
The CDC summer camp guidance says everyone in the facility should wear a mask at all times and keep at least 3 feet of distance between campers.
“I wouldn’t call them excessive, Savannah, but they certainly are conservative,” Fauci told CBS’s Savannah Guthrie about the guidelines. “I think what you’re going to start to see is really in real time, continually reevaluating that for its practicality, because you’re right, people look at that and they say, well, is that being a little bit too far right now?”
The CDC makes decisions based on science, Fauci said, and will continually reevaluate the guidance.
“It looks a bit strict, a bit stringent, but that’s the reason why they keep looking at that and trying to, you know, reevaluate on literally in real time, whether or not that’s the practical way to go,” Fauci said.