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Public Health Principles for a Phased Reopening During COVID-19: Guidance for Governors

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to progress, most jurisdictions have implemented
physical distancing measures community-wide. As chains of transmission begin to
decline, along with new COVID-19 cases, there will need to be decisions at the state level
about how to transition out of strict physical distancing and into a phased reopening.
This document provides an assessment of the risk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission in a
variety of organizations and settings that have been closed. We outline steps to reduce
potential transmission during the reopening of these organizations and settings,
building on the proposed phased approach from the National Coronavirus Response:
A Road Map to Reopening.