The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield said in an interview with The Hill on Tuesday that the nation is ready to begin reopening if it adheres to CDC guidelines.
Over the weekend, the CDC released a 60-page document outlining how states can begin to lift lockdowns safely.
Speaking to The Hill, Redfield said that community-based transmission that “overwhelmed the public health departments in late February, March, and April” was decreasing.
Still, Redfield said that as the US begins to reopen, it will need to enhance its contact tracing and testing capabilities in the months ahead as the US transitions into winter.
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield said on Tuesday that the US is ready to begin to reopen but warned that the country needs to prepare for the months ahead by investing in rapid testing and contact tracing.
The CDC released a 60-page document over the weekend with guidelines on how states can begin to reopen safely, including enhancing social distancing measures in schools, minimizing customer contact at bars and restaurants, and lowering capacity on public transportation.See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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