Do you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine?
Check in with your children each morning for signs of illness using the system recommended by your school and school board.
- Be familiar with your local CMC’s procedures in the event you or your children develop symptoms.
- Be familiar with how your school will make water available during the day. Consider packing a water bottle in your child’s bag.
- Make sure your child is up-to-date with all recommended vaccines, including for flu.
- Review and practice proper hand washing techniques at home with your children, especially before and after eating, sneezing, coughing, and adjusting your cloth face coverings or masks. Make hand-washing fun and explain to your children why it’s important.
- Develop daily routines before and after school—for example, things to pack for school in the morning (hand sanitizer and an additional cloth face covering or mask) and things to do when you return home (washing hands immediately and washing the cloth face coverings they wore).
- Talk to your child about precautions to take at school. Children may be advised to:
- Wash and sanitize their hands more often.
- Keep physical distance from students that are not in your class. Wear a cloth face covering when recommended.
- Avoid sharing water bottles and food.
- Plan for possible school closures or periods of self-isolation. If transmission of COVID-19 is increasing in your community, the school might close. Similarly, if a close contact of your child (within or outside of school) tests positive for COVID-19, your child may need to stay home. You may need to consider the possibility of teleworking, taking leave from work or identifying someone who can supervise your child in the event of school building closures or self-isolation.
- Try limiting your child’s in-person, out-of-school interactions only to children in the same class. You may also encourage them to participate in activities where physical distancing can be maintained.
November 26, 2020