I earlier quoted a story in the New York Times that said the CDC recommended that schools should close for eight weeks.

The story said:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised schools on Friday that closings for at least eight weeks might be the most effective way to contain the coronavirus. The Education Department released school districts from a slew of testing and accountability measures required by federal law.

This is accurate. The “most effective way” might be a closure of at least eight weeks.

But the CDC guidance also says that the length of closure depends on the circumstances in the community and the schools.

This is the actual guidance from the CDC.


Read the guidance with care.