As a parent, one of the biggest challenges you’ve been handling is how to let your kid safely be a kid during the COVID-19 pandemic. As you prepare for your child to return to the classroom, rest assured there are measures you can take to help keep them healthy.

Here below we have some tips to prevent COVID in school going kids.

>Wear a mask: The CDC and WHO endorse wearing face mask in indoor public spaces and outdoors where there is a high risk of COVID-19 diffusion, such as at a crowded event, and schools are no exception. This advice is based on data showing that people with COVID-19 can transmit the virus before realizing that they have it. So, ensuring to wear mask at school is a must to prevent COVID spread.

>Keep hands clean: Practice hand-washing at home with your child and explain why it’s important to wash his or her hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially before and after eating, coughing/sneezing, or adjusting a face mask. Also, explain that he or she should avoid touching his or her eyes, nose, and mouth. This practice extended to school can help to prevent COVID in school going children.

>Clean and disinfect: Whether your child is being schooled at home or at school, cleaning and disinfecting recurrently touched surfaces can help reduce the risk of illness. This includes frequently touched items such as doorknobs, faucets, keyboards, tablets and phones.

>Don’t skip vaccinations: When classes are happening at school, make sure your child is up to date with all suggested vaccines. All school-aged children should get a flu shot each season. Getting a flu vaccine is especially important this season because the flu and COVID-19 cause similar common signs and symptoms.

So, try the above tips and keep your children safe from getting COVID at school.

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Joydev Mishra


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