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Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases like acute respiratory syndrome such as COVID-19.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) developed planning guidance on preventing exposure to infectious diseases based on traditional infection prevention and industrial hygiene practices. It focuses on the employer's need to implement engineering, administrative, and work practice controls and personal protective equipment (PPE).
This information for schools is intended to aid school administrators as they consider how to protect the health, safety, and wellbeing of students, teachers, staff, their families, and communities by:
The course provides a general awareness of COVID-19 preventive measures, based on OSHA's COVID-19 Webpage, and the CDC's Community, Work, and School Website.
The guidance described in this course is based on the best available evidence at this time. This guidance is meant to supplement—not replace—any state, local, territorial, or tribal health and safety laws, rules, and regulations with which schools must comply.
For the latest information on CDC guidance on opening schools, visit NPR's podcast: CDC Offers Clearest Guidance Yet For Reopening Schools.
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