In a few weeks, the days will start to get shorter, the weather will get cooler and every parent of a school-age child will be grinning from ear to ear. Despite the anticipated happiness of parents, the children themselves will be asking the same age-old question: “Why do we need to go to school?” Before you jump in to answer this question, ponder this, for the following classes:
- Music: They have YOUTUBE for that subject
- Sports: There is a Wii program for any sport you choose
- English: Who needs to learn English, when everything is shortened anyways: LOL, BRB, IDK, LMAO
- Math: We have calculators built into every cell phone and who does not have a cell phone nowadays?
- Geography: I will buy a globe or do a search on Google Earth
- History: Who cares, they’re all dead anyway.
With this type of logic being thrown at you, you may tend to give in to this reasoning, but for the wise counsel of the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) stating that our schools play an important part in the infrastructure of our communities. Our schools provide a safe and supportive learning environment for our children. They support social and emotional development, provide access to critical services, and improve one’s outcome in life. Therefore, it is so important that we do everything we can to make sure everyone has the chance to go back to school in September.
While the thought of having your children return to school brings a smile to your face, many parents are still on the fence about sending their kids back to school at a time when the coronavirus outbreak is still not under control. Some clarity on this situation is needed. According to the CDC, the following is a guide for COVID-19 Prevention in K-12 School:
- Vaccination is the leading prevention strategy to end the pandemic
- Masks should be worn indoors by all individuals ages 2 and up who have not been vaccinated
- Use 3 feet of physical distance between students in the classroom
- Screen test for body temperature everyday
- Use ventilation, handwashing, and respiratory etiquette always
- Students and staff should stay home when not feeling well.
Children under the age of 12 cannot be vaccinated yet and therefore a layered prevention strategy (using a combination of multiple prevention strategies together consistently) must be used to prevent the spread of the disease.
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