*For those of you still wiping down groceries and other packages, The CDC now says the coronavirus “does not spread easily” from "touching surfaces or objects.” On the official CDC website they now list “surfaces or objects” under a section that lists ways in which the coronavirus does NOT readily transmit. However experts say that doesn’t mean it’s no longer necessary to take "practical and realistic" precautions in stopping the spread of COVID-19. The CDC wants to remind citizens that the virus does mainly spread person to person in the following ways:
Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet)
Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks
These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs
COVID-19 may be spread by people who are not showing symptoms
Many people were concerned that by simply touching an object they may get coronavirus and that’s simply not the case. Even when a virus may stay on a surface, it doesn’t mean that it’s actually infectious.”
It doesn’t mean we stop washing hands and disinfecting surfaces. But it does allow us to be practical and realistic as we try to return to a sense of normalcy.
Maintaining a “good social distance," (keeping 6 feet away from others while in public), as well as washing hands often and “routinely” cleaning and disinfecting high-touch surfaces were listed as key precautions.
*The State has approved San Diego County’s reopening plan that includes in-person dining and in store retail. Businesses can start reopening immediately.Restaurants will need to follow certain guidelines and complete the San Diego Restaurant Operating Protocol before reopening. Retail businesses will need to go through a similar process.
*As California school districts begin figuring when to reopen campuses, the state’s top educator said that decision ultimately will fall to individual districts to decide. The Superintendent said, “School districts will make their own decisions about when they open.” Some districts in the state already are planning to open as early as June. Most in San Diego are looking at between late August and early September, if they’re able to implement safety guidelines, which include social distancing, wearing masks and a strict cleaning regimen. However, when campuses do reopen, they will definitely look different. “Students and staff will have to wear masks, schools will be sanitized every day, and there will be smaller class sizes. There will also be a nurse at every school.