It’s back-to-school season and coronavirus cases are on the rise throughout the United States. What should parents, teachers, and caregivers know about how to help children safely attend school?
In-Person Learning is Recommended
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that all COVID-19 school plans should begin with the goal of offering safe in-person learning. Remote learning presents many challenges, from ensuring that students have access to technology to exacerbated mental health challenges for students.
The AAP notes that opening schools typically doesn’t cause a significant increase in community transmission, especially when safety guidelines are followed. Along with recommending that eligible individuals receive the COVID-19 vaccine, the AAP is currently recommending universal masking, physical distancing, frequent hand washing, and accessible COVID-19 testing resources.
If your child is immunocompromised or has chronic health concerns, the AAP recommends working with your child’s doctors to determine the best way to balance education and health.
Lend an Ear
The best way to prepare your child for the school year is to simply listen to their concerns. Ask questions about how your child feels about returning to school. Are they concerned about wearing a mask all day? Feeling anxious about being in the classroom? Take time to hear what’s on their mind. If there are any actions you can take to help ease the transition, be sure to build those into your back-to-school preparations. For example, if your child is worried about an uncomfortable mask, you may be able to find one that is a better fit.
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