Going Back to School? 9 Rules You and Your Child Should Follow

Is your child going back to school this fall? Remember that there’s no such thing as zero risk, but certain practices as recommended by the CDC and the WHO can help lower the risk of an outbreak at school and keep students and teachers safe.
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Schools district and governments should be responsible for keeping schools as safe. They should be providing sanitizer dispensers in classrooms, cafeterias, bathrooms and hallways. They should also focus on cleaning door knobs, bathroom doors, walls, and sink areas.

We are all in this together, so rather than expecting the schools to do it all alone, teach your child about proper practices in regards to social distancing and hygiene. They should be carrying their own hand sanitizer and some type of wipes to clean their desks and open doors.

1) Getting To School

The best option for children getting to school would be for their parents to drop them off.

2) Wearing Masks

Make sure your child has a mask and carry a small hand sanitizer. Not sure which mask to buy? Try our Antimicrobial Cotton Face Masks for Children!

3) Social Distancing

Ideally desks should be placed at least six feet apart.

4) If your child or any one in the house is sick

If you think your child is sick or showing symptoms please contact your doctor or visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.

5) Carry alcohol-based sanitizer

6) Lunch And Snacks

Make sure you educate your child to wash his/her hands before eating lunch or snacks or to use hand sanitizer. Do not share lunch. Whenever possible, practice social distancing.

7) Recess

If will be hard for kids to stay six feet apart while on recess or playing. make sure your kid knows to keep their masks and to keep their hands clean by washing it or using hands sanitizer after finishing playing.

8) Sports and Gym

Many health expert suggest to avoid contact sports until there is a decrease in cases before your kids play basketball, football, wrestling and cheerleading. Sports such as cross-country running and tennis might be safer to practice.

9) The Main Thing to Remeber

Just make sure your child knows to keep their masks on when around others and to keep their hands clean by washing it or using hands sanitizer.

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