Smart & Safe Reopening Information/Health Orders
Local Public Health Order in Effect from Aug. 19-Sept. 22 - Requiring Masks in Indoor Public Spaces for Youth Ages 2-11
The CDC updated its guidance on July 27. The CDC recommends everyone 2 and older, even those fully vaccinated, to wear masks in indoor public spaces. It also recommends that everyone in K-12 schools wear masks regardless of vaccination status.
- Everyone 2 and older, even those fully vaccinated, wear masks in indoor public spaces, including K-12 schools to reduce COVID transmission.
- Everyone eligible for the COVID vaccine, individuals 12 and older, make a vaccine appointment, LDCHealth.org/COVIDVaccine, if they have not yet and complete the vaccine series
- Practice good hygiene, including proper hand washing, and social distancing in public to limit potential chances for transmission and exposure.
- Anyone experiencing potential COVID symptoms to stay home from work or school and seek a COVID test.
- Schools to follow updated KDHE guidance for the 2021-22 school year, and look at strategies to encourage vaccinations and testing protocols that can help limit time lost in the classroom due to quarantine situations.
LDCPH has also developed the new Smart & Safe COVID Transmission Indicator tool, LDCHealth.org/COVIDIndicator to help community members understand the level of COVID-19 transmission and make decisions for themselves and their families on how to mitigate risk
COVID Guidance by Sector
CDC recommends a layered strategy to reduce exposures to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. This includes using multiple mitigation strategies with several layers of safeguards to reduce the spread of disease and lower the risk of exposure. In addition to ventilation, the layered approach includes efforts to improve social distancing, wearing face masks, and hand hygiene.
Consider ventilation system upgrades or improvements and other steps to increase the delivery of clean air and dilute potential contaminants. Read the full CDC guidance for more.