(NewsReady.com) – As President Donald Trump provides direction for states to safely reopen, the CDC is keeping its own recommendations up to date as well. This week it’s drafting a new set of guidelines to aid in the states’ efforts to get their economies back on track. The updated advice from the agency will target crucial public institutions.
In addition to the new guidelines, the CDC has added six new symptoms of COVID-19:
- Loss of taste or smell
- Repeated shaking will chills
- Muscle pain
- Sore throat
If you believe you might have the coronavirus, get in touch with your local officials and follow the link from this CDC tweet.
If you have symptoms of #COVID19 and want to get tested, call your doctor first. Also check with your state or local health department, which will have the latest information on testing. Learn more: https://t.co/jcnPAkQpt0. pic.twitter.com/G5EbERbz5r
— CDC (@CDCgov) April 26, 2020
Restaurants, schools, and churches are among the businesses and institutions slated to reopen soon. The new guidelines consider what those entities might need to change in order to safely resume their operations. The CDC provides restaurants and schools with some universal advice while taking a more measured approach towards churches as not to infringe on the religious rights of Americans.
The CDC isn’t making the rules mandatory because of the First Amendment. So, when it comes to religious practices, the agency will reportedly ask communities of faith to consider limiting gatherings to ones that can be held online. The new guidelines also recommend temporarily halting the sharing of prayer books and accepting donations in the form of electronic checks among other measures.
Trump wants to ensure states are making the right choices as they reopen. The CDC has his back with the drafting of their new guidelines. While not finalized yet, the new measures should become official soon as much of the country races to return to business as usual.
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