CDC Makes Major Announcement About School Closings

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Unexpected school closings can wreak havoc on a family’s daily routine, and multiple unexpected days of closure can mean pure chaos.

Many schools around the nation have shut their doors in an effort to halt the spread of the coronavirus.

Initially, announcements that plans would have to be altered for a couple weeks, but now government recommendations offer a shocking twist.

Multiple states have ordered schools to be closed for varying time periods, with Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (R) saying schools could stay locked until the end of the academic year.

Opening up about the pandemic, DeWine said on CNN’s “State of the Union”:

We’ve informed the superintendents why we’ve closed schools for three weeks and …. the odds are this is going to go on a lot longer, and it would not surprise me at all if schools did not open again this year.”

While this may seem unimaginable to parents, it is a real possibility as Covid-19 spreads rapidly around the world.

The Center for Disease and Prevention’s latest information reveals how schools that have closed their doors, like those in Hong Kong, “have not had more success in reducing spread than those that did not,” such as Singapore.

So what are we doing here?!

Well, it turns out the CDC admits short-term closures “do not impact” the spread of the coronavirus, but that closing for even longer periods would help.

Exactly how long would help stop the spread of a potentially deadly virus among children?

The CDC claims “there may be some impact” if schools were to stay closed for an 8-20 week period.

Basically, schools would need to close for the remaining academic school year to make a difference on the spread of coronavirus.

However, the CDC does recognize that closing temporarily would aid staff and students who are absent due to contracting the virus, and would give custodial employees a chance to better clean the schools.

Right now, there are no strict instructions from any government agency on exactly how long schools should be closed, so each state is using their own discretion to keep citizens safe.

Experts recommend each individual be diligent in washing their hands often and keeping their hands off of their face.

You can also reduce risk of contraction by avoiding large gatherings or people that are sick.

As Mommy Underground has previously reported, some sources say you may be able to fight the coronavirus off by taking high supplemental doses of vitamins C and D.

In the wake of mass school closures, families are looking for ways to make the most of an unfavorable scenario.

Look for upcoming tips from Mommy Underground on how to continue your child’s education at home, and how to adjust your daily routine to give your children consistency and security.

In the meantime, do what you can to keep you and your family safe as the Trump administration valiantly addresses the pandemic.


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