Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the chief medical adviser to the President, hinted at a major change in the Covid-19 social distancing protocols.
Dr. Fauci revealed in CNN’s ‘State of the Union’ show that the health authorities in the US are planning to cut short the social-distancing requirement to three feet.
Currently, the federal guidelines ordered schools that provide in-person instructions to students to maintain six feet of physical distancing.
The guideline read: “To ensure physical distancing, schools should establish policies and implement structural interventions to promote physical distance of at least 6 feet between people.”
However, Fauci may reduce this to three feet. He cited a Massachusetts study that stated “no substantial difference” in Covid-19 cases in schools implementing six-foot and three-foot rules.
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) also encouraged a minimum distance of three-foot for reopening of schools, Hindustan Times reported.
“Physical distance between desks should follow current public health guidance, and desks should be placed at least 3 feet apart and ideally 6 feet apart,” the AAP guidance suggested.