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Ways for parents to practice prevention techniques with children

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1. Practice Hand Hygiene often throughout the day. Teach them to sing their ABCs or have them count for at least 20 seconds ensuring they wash front, back, & in-between their fingers.


2. Practice Putting Mask On/Off. Your child will be required to wear a mask on the bus, upon entering school, & within the hallways. Teach them to not touch the inside of their mask when taking it off.

3. Practice 6ft of Distance. Measure the distance on the floor. Consider temporarily laying pieces of paper down for a visual. 

4. Purchase a Thermometer Check your child’s temperature every morning. If 100.4 or higher, they must stay home until fever free (without the use of Tylenol/Motrin). .  

5. Make/Purchase Extra Masks. When possible, masks should only be used one time. Consider making or buying multiple masks to give you proper time to wash them between use.

6.Update Immunizations/Physical. Please make sure your child's immunizations are up to date, according to grade and age-level. School physicals are required upon initial enrollment, plus an additional exam at the sixth grade level. Contact your child's pediatrician for an appointment. Immunizations and physicals can also  be obtained at the schools'  Healthy Kids Clinic. 

7. Change Aerosolized Medication. Nebulizers & inhalers without a chamber cannot be administered in school. Speak with your child’s pediatrician to obtain the proper equipment & to update the Asthma Action Plan.

8.  Purchase Reusable Water Bottle to be brought to school.

9.  Verify/Update Emergency Contacts. If your child presents with COVID-like symptoms, they will be placed in an isolation room and will need to be picked up immediately. Please ensure a contact can be reached at any given time.



10. Stay Informed. Educate yourself from reliable sources such as the CDC, Lake Cumberland District Area Health Department, and the Wayne County School District website

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