Updated Covid-19 Guidance

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its flowchart What to Do if a Child Becomes Sick Or Receives A New COVID-19 Diagnosis At Your Child Care Program, including adding a PDF version to provide more information on the actions that need to be taken with vaccinated versus non-vaccinated close contacts. CDC has also added information on test-to-stay practices to its K–12 transmission science brief and K–12 webpages. Test-to-stay is another valuable tool in a layered prevention strategy that includes promoting vaccination of eligible students and staff, requiring that everyone age 2 and older wear a mask inside schools and facilities, keeping at least three feet of distance between students, screening testing, ventilating spaces, handwashing, and staying home when sick.