Contrary to popular belief, CDC guidelines and recommendations are not mandatory. They are not the law, and they do not have to be followed by individuals, companies, or any other entities in the United States. This would also include schools, colleges, and universities.
The CDC loves to throw out all sorts of guidelines. For example, they recommend that children and adults receive a plethora of vaccines each year. Is it mandatory that children and adults follow these recommendations? No!
The CDC recommends that people remain six feet apart from one another to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Is it mandatory that people follow the guideline? No!
Society voluntarily follows the suggestions of the CDC (a drugstore for big pharma) while mistakenly believing that the recommendations are the law.
Unless an executive order has officially been delivered that makes a Center for Disease Control (“CDC”) guideline mandatory, any CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19 are not binding. No CDC guidelines are binding.
“Guidelines, unlike some types of policies, are not mandatory. In health care and public health,
guidelines are not meant to enforce but rather to recommend programs or practices based on the best evidence available.”
American businesses follow suit as well. Companies often incorrectly believe that because the CDC recommends something, they must implement the suggestions into their business policies. They do not have to follow the guidelines.
The CDC guidelines and recommendations everybody in the nation thinks they must follow or risk serious legal consequences are not binding and certainly not part of the law.