(ReliableNews.org) – In some rare good news coming from the CDC, it appears some people will be going back to work. Americans have worked hard to flatten the curve and reduce the spread of COVID-19 and recent data is showing positive results from our efforts. Now, the CDC has released new guidance for workers.
CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield spoke during the April 8, COVID-19 update and suggested some essential workers can leave isolation. The director said if one of the employees was exposed, but isn’t showing symptoms they can resume working. However, they’ll have to wear masks and take their temperature twice a day.
Essential critical workers who have been exposed to #COVID19:
• Stay at home if you are sick
• Take your temperature before work
• Wear a face mask at all times
• Practice social distancing in the workplace
• Avoid crowded places & sharing headsetshttps://t.co/EuUxZSa2wn pic.twitter.com/zlfdpmI2El
— Dr. Robert R. Redfield (@CDCDirector) April 9, 2020
That doesn’t mean the CDC wants sick people to go back to work — those critical workers must still stay home. The guidance is just for people who are asymptomatic.
The new guidelines are a signal that life’s starting to go back to normal. Officials on the White House Coronavirus Task Force continue to urge Americans to practice social distancing and good hygiene. That’s the way the country will defeat this deadly virus.
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