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CDC: Rhode Island provided childcare to 19,000 kids this summer, and only 30 tested positive for the coronavirus. Here is the 4-step plan they followed.

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A new report released from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday details how more than 660 daycare centers reopened in relative safety in Rhode Island, amid the pandemic.
Only four of the 666 programs that reopened documented coronavirus spread among students and staff at daycare.
It’s a strategy that probably wouldn’t work in many other states, where the coronavirus is more widespread in the community. 
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As schools across the country weigh when and how to reopen safely amid the coronavirus pandemic, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is holding up the nation’s smallest state as an example of how to reopen schools and daycare centers safely this fall.

“It does show the possible,” CDC Director Robert Redfield said on a call with reporters Friday, shortly before the daycare report came out. “We just have to work collectively to do that in a safe and sensible way. One school, one jurisdiction, one family at a time.”See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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