CDC Recommends Schools Closed for 8 Weeks, Warns Against Travel Within the US. New Jersey Under A Curfew

CDC: School closures of 8 weeks or more may be needed

(CNN) Closing schools for eight weeks or more may have a greater impact on mitigating the spread of the novel coronavirus than two- to four-week closures, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said.

Shorter-term closures will likely make little difference in the spread of the disease, new CDC guidance states, even as K-12 school districts across the country began announcing school closures within the shorter time frame.

Closing schools also comes with its own setbacks, namely a potentially negative impact on academic outcomes, which the CDC also acknowledged in its updated guidelines.

Fox News: CDC warns against travel within the US

NEW JERSEY UNDER a CURFEW!!! 10:00PM to 5:00AM

Steve Lookner
@lookner
BREAKING: Hoboken, New Jersey has instituted a 10pm-5am city-wide curfew, and has closed all restaurants and bars. (Restaurants will be allowed to deliver & fulfill takeout orders but not to serve on premises.)

h/t
@Baldrobmusic

First Mandatory Quarantine of close contacts: Erie County, NY

Erie County Department of Health epidemiologists “are working to identify the close contacts of these individuals and to place those close contacts in mandatory quarantine to monitor for COVID-19 symptoms,” the Erie County Health Department said in a statement issued Saturday night.

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