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Others have been in session for months or follow hybrid personal and online models. But what doeslook now, especially with new Will mask mandates still be in effect for most states? How do schools deal with testing and any new outbreaks?
While there is so much we still don’t know, we’ll help you pick out some useful items that your child (or teen) can pack to protect themselves and others from theIn the meantime, here and what you need to know
Items your kids will need when schools reopen
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For your older high school kids, a self-cleaning bottle is a good option to take to school on a daily basis. For your elementary and high school kids, choose a motivational water bottle that will remind them to drink their water.
Extra school supplies
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During this time, borrowing pencils or other items is not recommended as it breaks the physical barrier between two students or student and teacher. It’s best to send your kids to school with extra pencils, paper, glue, and other items they’ll need every day.
Tissues or disinfectant wipes
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Send your children to school with a pack of tissues and / or disinfectant wipes to keep them from moving around the classroom more than necessary. Their own supply of tissues are helpful for allergies, and wet or dry wipes can clean fingers or spilled liquids, as well as touching common items such as door handles and water taps.
What about the approval of childhood vaccines?
Currently, no vaccine is approved for people under the age of 16 – Pfizer is the only one to have an approved vaccine for teens 16 and older. Moderna and Pfizer are both testing their vaccines on children between the ages of 12 and 17.
Moderna expects the label for the vaccine to be expanded to people between the ages of 12 and 17 by this summer. Johnson and Johnson, and that was, has been paused because of a rare clotting problem. J&J has plans to test the vaccine in children 12 and younger “soon,” including infants, the New York Times reported, but it’s unclear when it will happen.
Safety protocols to follow when sending your children back to school
Here are some recommendations to follow when sending your kids back to class.
- Check their temperature daily. If it is more than 100.4, keep them at home.
- Make sure they don’t have one such as a sore throat or cough.
- Remind them thoroughly and often at school.
- Remind them to distance themselves socially from others and keep their masks on unless they are eating or drinking.
- Let them know that while it’s friendly, sharing school supplies isn’t the safest option right now.
- When they return home from school, spray their backpacks with disinfectant spray.
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