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CDC Adds Detailed Ventilation Recommendations to School Guidance

Kara Yorio, writing for School Library Journal, reports the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released more detailed guidance on ventilation for safely opening school buildings across the country. After reissuing guidelines with mitigation strategies for schools earlier in February, the CDC has now expanded on recommendations for improving ventilation as a meaningful way to cut down on the spread of the virus. The documented airborne aerosol transmission of the novel coronavirus means proper ventilation is needed for mitigation and “Just open the windows” is not adequate advice. As educators note repeatedly on social media, “Open the windows” is not a viable option in places where the…
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