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How should my school prepare when there is no community transmission in my area?

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Schools need to be prepared if COVID-19 appears in your community.  Here are a few steps sanctioned by the CDC.

Review, update, and implement emergency operations plans.

Develop information-sharing systems with partners.

Teach and reinforce health hygiene practices.

Intensify cleaning and disinfection efforts.

Monitor and plan for absenteeism.

Assess group gatherings and events. Follow current guidance about non-critical gatherings and events.

Require sick students and staff to stay home. Establish procedures for students and staff who are sick at school.

Create and test communications plans for use with the school community.

Review CDC’s guidance for business and employers.