“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.”

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Source: Mike LaChance

All over the country, there are businesses, schools, and churches that are still not allowed to reopen, but it’s a different story at migrant shelters.

The CDC is now bending the rules to allow these shelters to operate at full capacity.

Stef W. Kight reports at Axios:

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.

Are you getting a sense that there are two sets of rules here?

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