Businesses Still Can’t Reopen But The CDC Allows Migrant Shelters At The Border To Operate At Full Capacity

All over the country, there are businesses, schools and churches which are still not allowed to reopen.

Yet the CDC is bending the rules to allow migrant shelters at the border to operate at full capacity.

How is this fair? Spoiler: It’s not.

Axios reports:

CDC lets child migrant shelters fill to 100% despite COVID concern

The Centers for Disease Control is allowing shelters handling child migrants who cross the U.S.-Mexico border to expand to full capacity, abandoning a requirement that they stay near 50% to inhibit the spread of the coronavirus, Axios has learned.

Why it matters: The fact that the country’s premier health advisory agency is permitting a change in COVID-19 protocols indicates the scale of the immigration crisis. A draft memo obtained by Axios conceded “facilities should plan for and expect to have COVID-19 cases.”

– The document goes on to recommend detailed ways to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in shelters.

– It encourages operators to continue giving COVID-19 tests to newly arrived children, follow 14-day quarantine guidelines, wear masks, improve ventilation and ensure they save room for isolating any child who tests positive, among other actions.

– The memo states that there “is no 0% risk scenario” given the coronavirus, so “facilities should plan for and expect to have COVID-19 cases,” CNN first reported.

– A spokesperson for HHS did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

This is ridiculous.

Shouldn’t the American people take priority here?

 

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