There may be a little relaxation in the restrictions we've been facing during this global pandemic. The President has issued new guidelines for essential workers exposed to COVID-19.
An announcement was made by Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the C.D.C. that essential workers, like health care and food supply workers, who have been within 6 feet of a confirmed or suspected case of the virus can return to work under certain circumstances if they are not experiencing symptoms.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, said if people practice social distancing through the end of April and the nation is successful in halting the spread of the virus, more relaxed recommendations could be in order.
If, by fall, things start to return to normal, we will still need to wash hands frequently, sick schoolchildren should be kept home and people with fevers need to not go to work.
Fauci hopes the pandemic causes the government to make investments in public health.
“We have a habit of whenever we get over a challenge, we say, ‘OK, let’s move on to the current problem,’” he said. “We should never, ever be in a position of getting hit like this and have to scramble to respond again. This is historic.”
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