Dr. Celine Gounder, a member of the Biden-Harris transition Covid-19 advisory board, said the Biden-Harris team doesn't have a plan for a national shutdown.
"Shutdowns, or lockdowns, are really not on the table, at least not from the Biden-Harris team. We really view this as restrictions that you dial up or dial down based on the local epidemiology," Gounder said.
"I mean we can drill down to ZIP code level now, we know who is more likely to be transmitting, and what settings, so for example, schools are less likely to be sources of transmission than our indoor dining and gyms," she continued.
Gounder said the main goal is to target places where the transmission is a problem as opposed to a "broad shutdown" and she believes schools should remain open.
"I think we know enough now to say that schools really should remain open, unless there is extremely widespread community transmission. At the same time, we need to be supporting schools so that they can do that safely," Gounder said, adding that funding for PPE for schools will also be needed.