Many parents have asked how our providers feel about our patients going back to school, preschool and daycare. This is an unprecedented situation, and unfortunately parents don’t have a lot of information on which to base their decision. You can however, take a few factors into account when figuring out what is best for your family:
- What does your household look like? Are there high-risk family members in the home? You can refer to this link for the most up-to-date list of risk factors for severe COVID disease: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-with-medical-conditions.html
- What does your child need for their learning and overall social/emotional development? You can refer to the AAP statement on back to school and safety: https://services.aap.org/en/pages/2019-novel-coronavirus-covid-19-infections/clinical-guidance/covid-19-planning-considerations-return-to-in-person-education-in-schools/
- What is your individual school or school district’s plan? If your child is attending daycare, consider visiting the center first to see what their safety protocols are.
This is a personal situation for each family informed by your individual circumstances. We hope this gives you some information to use when making your decision.