CDC checklists help parents adjust to in-person or virtual learning, during the pandemic

The CDC released planning checklists to help families prepare for in-person, virtual or at-home learning. Here’s what you need to know.

In-Person Learning

  • Identify your school’s “point-persons” your child should go to if they feel sick
  • Be familiar with local COVID-19 testing sites
  • Make sure your child is up-to-date with their vaccines
  • Consider packing a water bottle
  • Label your child’s face coverings clearly, so they are not confused with someone else’s

Click here for the full checklist.

 

Virtual or At-Home Learning

  • Find safe ways for your child to engage with their peers
  • Try to find a space free of distractions for them to use
  • Find out if your school will be offering virtual, or socially distance physical activity
  • Ask your school about plans to support school connectedness
  • Create a schedule for your child and have them stick with it

Click here for the full checklist.

Additionally, the CDC has released  videos featuring Nebraska students highlight the importance of hand-washing, social distancing and wearing masks. The partnership known as Bring Up Nebraska collaborated with Rabble Mill/The Bay to produce videos with input from students, for students, on how they can stay healthy and help keep their families and communities healthy during the pandemic.

Regardless of whether children attend school in-person for the coming year, parents are encouraged to schedule well-child visits and ensure children and youth are up-to-date on immunizations. During the pandemic, the CDC recommends maintaining immunization schedules for infants, children and adolescents through age 18, and pregnant women.

In addition, all Nebraskans are encouraged to get flu vaccine this year to help limit the spread of respiratory illnesses, lower the need for medical visits and hospitalizations, and reduce strain on the health care system in the midst of the pandemic.

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