How Should Schools Quarantine Students Exposed to Coronavirus? An Explainer – Inside School Research
Q. How should schools quarantine students who have been exposed to coronavirus?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s move to change its quarantine guidelines for people exposed to coronavirus comes as states and districts across the country try to balance preventing outbreaks with helping more students attend in-person classes—and shows the evolving research about how COVID-19 spreads, particularly in schools.
On Wednesday, the CDC tweaked the guidelines—which most states have mirrored in their own guidelines to districts—to recommend that those who have had close contact with those infected with COVID-19 quarantine themselves for 7 to 10 days after their