The CDC Recommends Kids Have These Items If They’re Heading Back to the Classroom
by Bethany Braun-Silva
The CDC back-to-school guidelines are out, and these are the COVID-19 essentials you need for in-person classes.
Like many parents, we’ve been relying on guidelines from the Center For Disease Control and Prevention to keep safe and slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. Wearing face masks, and face shields and shopping for face masks accessories like lanyards and brackets has become common practice. Recently, the CDC listed its checklist for kids heading back into the classroom, and we are definitely taking note.
Among helpful tips for parents, like taking your child’s temperature every day, limiting your exposure to people with COVID-19, and being aware of potential symptoms like coughing or body aches, the CDC also recommends arming kids with hand sanitizer, a backup mask, a water bottle, and other essentials. Since it also suggests that kids don’t share school supplies, it’s a good idea to invest in labels, pencil cases, and other items kids can quickly identify as their own.
The CDC’s checklist also provides tips for parents who might be having a hard time getting their kids to wear a face mask. Simple tips include putting a mask on stuffed animals and/or drawing a mask on a favorite character. Of course, giving praise each time your child wears a mask the right way is at the top of the list, too.
We know it’s quite a different school year, and giving our kids the best chance to stay healthy while at school is so important. Read on for more CDC-recommended supplies for in-class learning.
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