Responding to a question on the President’s tweet slamming the guidelines, Vice President Mike Pence told reporters the CDC would be issuing a new “set of tools” next week.
“The President said today we just don’t want the guidance to be too tough, and that’s the reason why, next week, the CDC’s going to be issuing a new set of tools, five different documents that will be giving even more clarity on the guidance going forward,” Pence said.
Redfield’s Thursday claim that the CDC wouldn’t be changing any guidelines added to the confusion.
“Our guidelines are our guidelines, but we are going to provide additional reference documents to aid basically communities in trying to open K-through-12s,” Redfield said. “It’s not a revision of the guidelines; it’s just to provide additional information to help schools be able to use the guidance we put forward.”