CDC releases guidelines for returning to school in the fall

ATLANTA -- The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention has released considerations for how schools across the country should reopen.

The new recommendations released by the CDC this week are ways in which schools can help protect students, teachers, administrators, and staff and slow the spread of COVID-19.

"The more people a student or staff member interacts with, and the longer that interaction, the higher the risk of COVID-19 spread," the CDC says.

Students and staffs' return to school has been classified in three different levels.

    Should state and local leaders opt to resume more traditional schooling in the fall, the CDC described several strategies for slowing the spread of COVID-19. Including standard hand washing techniques and masks for teachers and students, the CDC offered guidelines on maintaining a safe and clean school building.

      The CDC also has several strategies to help schools in preparation for when a student, teacher or staff member gets sick.

      List: CDC recommendations for returning to school

      The CDC says implementation of these recommendations should be guided by what is feasible, practical, acceptable, and tailored to the needs of each community.