Frequently Asked Questions

Individual folks, communities, colleges, companies, and healthcare organizations have a job to play in group mitigation. Policies*, which embrace limits on massive gatherings, restrictions on companies, and faculty closures are sometimes wanted to totally put in place group mitigation methods.

Each group is exclusive. Because some actions might be very disruptive to day by day life, mitigation actions will probably be totally different relying on how a lot illness has unfold throughout the group, what the group inhabitants is like, and the power to take these actions on the native stage. To establish acceptable actions, all elements of a group that could be affected must be thought-about, together with populations most vulnerable to severe illness, and those that could be extra affected socially or economically. When deciding on mitigation actions, states and communities want to think about the unfold of illness regionally, traits of the individuals who stay in the neighborhood (for instance, age teams, languages spoken, general well being standing), and the type of public well being assets and healthcare techniques (like hospitals) which are out there in the neighborhood. State and native officers may have to regulate group mitigation actions and instantly take steps to scale them up or down relying on the altering native scenario.

Putting mitigation into observe is predicated on

  • Emphasizing particular person duty for taking beneficial personal-level actions
  • Empowering companies, colleges, and group organizations to take beneficial actions, significantly in ways in which shield individuals at elevated danger of extreme sickness
  • Focusing on settings that present vital infrastructure or companies to people at elevated danger of extreme sickness
  • Minimizing disruptions to day by day life to the extent attainable

*CDC can not deal with the insurance policies of any enterprise or group. CDC shares suggestions based mostly on the very best out there science to assist folks make choices that enhance their well being and security. In all instances, comply with the steering of your healthcare supplier and native well being division. Local choices rely on native circumstances.

For extra data, see Community Mitigation Framework.

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