While the hope is that everyone’s hard work in preventing COVID-19 will keep everyone safe and well, parents need to be prepared in the event that cases do develop.
Both Labus and Gwynn suggest looking to your school for guidance. They’ll be in the best position to tell you if your child is safe to return to school or will need to quarantine at home.
Labus noted, however, that just because there’s been a case at your child’s school, this doesn’t mean that your child has been exposed.
If your child does develop symptoms of COVID-19, Labus said it’s important to not send them to school.
“There is no need to rush to the doctor,” he added. “If you wouldn’t normally take your child to the doctor for their illness [mild to moderate symptoms], COVID-19 doesn’t really change that.”
But he added that if your child has underlying health problems, it’s important to talk with his or her doctor for advice.
Talking with your child’s doctor will ensure that you’re responding appropriately.
Once your child has recovered, speak with the school regarding their policy for allowing children to return to classes. They may require a doctor’s release before your child can go back to school.
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