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  • Writer's pictureSamantha Marshall

CDC: Updated Guidance for Early Care and Education (ECE) Programs (as of 11/10/21)

The CDC updated guidance on November 10, 2021. There isn't anything meal related and focus on recommendations for indoor masking regardless of vaccination status and using several COVID-19 prevention strategies.

Summary of Recent Changes 11/10/21, copied from CDC website.

  • "Updated to recommend universal indoor masking in ECE programs for everyone ages 2 and older, and other strategies to prevent spread of COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status.

  • Added screening testing information to prevention strategies section.

  • Added recommendation for fully vaccinated people who have a known exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 to be tested 5-7 days after exposure, regardless of whether they have symptoms.

  • Added recommendations for staying home, testing, and masking for individuals with COVID-19 in the last 90 days."


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