Implementation of Mitigation Strategies for Communities with Local COVID-19 Transmission [Updated October 29, 2020] [open pdf - 515KB]
From the Background: "This document describes the goals, guiding principles, and strategies for community mitigation to reduce or prevent local COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] transmission. Community mitigation activities are actions that people and communities can take to slow the spread of a new virus with pandemic potential. COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by a new coronavirus. Community mitigation actions are especially important before a vaccine or therapeutic drug becomes widely available. Because COVID-19 is highly transmissible and can be spread by people who do not know they have the disease, risk of transmission within a community can be difficult to determine. Until broad-scale testing is widely implemented or we have a more comprehensive and precise measure of disease burden, states and communities should assume some community transmission or spread is occurring."
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/