The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released an extensive list of guidelines on how schools< /span> can reopen this fall safely.
The CDC recommends that older students and staff wear face coverings throughout the day. They said children under the age of 2 should not wear a mask.
Desks should be six feet apart, when feasible, and face the same direction. If sitting at a table, they should all sit on one side of the table, sitting apart.
If individuals cannot be at least 6 feet apart, the CDC says a sneeze guard and partition should be installed.
Tape should be placed on the floor or sidewalks, including signs on the walls, to ensure staff and students remain 6 feet apart, CDC said.
For food, children should, if feasible, bring their food or be served individually plated meals in classrooms - not a cafeteria. Disposable utensils and dishes must be used. If it's non-disposable, gloves must be used to handle them, and it should be washed with dish soap and hot water in a dishwasher.
For school buses, children should be sitting one child per row. If possible, rows should be skipped.
Buses should also be cleaned daily or between users and drivers must wear a face covering.
The CDC said schools need to designate a staff member, as a school nurse, that would be responsible for COVID-19 concerns. CDC also recommends everyone needs to know who this person is and how to contact them.
The full list of recommendations can be found here.< /span>